Mazur House - 1540 9TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Charles Stephens House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1902-03
State ID - 5WL3110

Description - This vernacular Queen Anne style residence is a square, one-and-one-half story, wood frame structure with a composition shingle, gabled roof. Roof features include small side dormers and a south facing cross gable addition. It has a stucco-covered stone foundation and wood lapped siding and stucco exterior. The main facade is broken into three bays and contains a front entrance. It has a one-story, wood porch with a concrete slab floor. Windows include wood frame double hung, aluminum frame sliding and one casement. The brick chimney is located in the center of the roof.

Historical Background - Charles Stephens and his wife Alice were the first owner of this house, constructed in 1902-1903. Stephens was an employee of the Normal School, as a janitor, and later as an engineer. They lived in the house through 1907. Walter A. Sample, a farmer, and his family lived in the house in 1908. His children also lived in the house, including Leah Sample, a student at the Normal School, nurses May and Rena Sample, and Roy Sample, also a farmer. A high school teacher, Eugene Gordon and his wife Clara, lived there in 1909 until approximately 1910-1913. Various other people lived there including widow Mrs. Ada Howell and J.C. Chesnutt, a contractor and housekeeper who retired around 1936.