Unless otherwise indicated the text is from the Maplewood Survey District – A Community Profile – 1982 by Rosemary Davison.
Two and one-half story frame house with high hipped roof with finials, asphalt shingled. (1977 watercolor by Stan Masters)
Lot was purchased in May 1903 by William Gebhardt and wife. House was built by William Koester, architect-contractor whose residence was across the street. County Director (sic) shows occupant in 1915 as Albert and Fred Wiedmer who were salesmen of dry goods.
By 1922 Dr. Charles and Marie Clifford were occupants.
Veranda across the front of the house wraps around corner projecting bay to projecting bay on the left side. Front bay has tent roof with finial.
Foundation is coursed rubble.Windows are double hung with one pane of glass over one.
Two-window front dormer with hip roof with finial. (This is the rear one.)
Projecting rear porch with stories divided by mansard type roof.
First story enclosed, second story sleeping porch.
Shed at the rear of the corner lot. This concludes Rosemary Davison’s description of the property.
Shed details. Cornice bracket with board and batten siding.
Shed roof framing.
Shed. Original wall sheathing. 1×12 pine boards.
The home was still owned by the Clifford family.
View from the front porch.
Grand staircase newel, balustrade and paneled wall. Probably walnut. What a loss! That was one of the best staircases in our city.
I believe this had been a door with an oval window opening onto the front porch.
Closeup of a newel post.
To be continued.
Doug Houser February 29, 2020