Avis-Tidwell House - 1230 12th Street

 Print Listing Historical Name - Clague House
Style - Late Victorian/Queen Anne
Built Year - 1900
State ID - 5WL92923

Description - This Queen Anne residence is a rectilinear one and a half story wood frame structure with a composition shingle front gabled roof. Roof features include matching gabled dormers with dentil molding, fishscale and diamond imbrication, and eave returns on the east and west facades. The gable-ends of the main roof feature similar detailing. The main façade features a full-length, shed-roofed open porch with Tuscan order posts and low wooden balustrade. The simple glazed, paneled wood door is flanked on the eastern side by a small hopper and the western side by a large Queen Anne sash. An icon element is the use of paired one-over-one double hung windows in all gable-ends. A bay window is located centrally on the western façade. A shed roofed addition projects from the rear (southern façade).

Historical Background - A precise construction date has not been determined due to a gap in City Directories from 1903-1906, and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from 1902-1916, and a lack of other evidence (assessor's dates are often wrong). However, an examination of the architectural details suggests that the construction date was near 1905. A city directory search lists the following individuals as residing in the home from 1907 through 1948: J.S. Clague, farmer; J.C. Sherman, Sherman Auto Co. (Garage); H. L. Weaver, mechanic.