Address: 413 Chase Avenue
Architectural Style: Vernacular
Year Built: c. 1890s?; c. 1935?
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown

There are conflicting dates on the age of this small cottage-like house.  Some accounts say that the home dates back to the 1890s, while others say the 1930s or 1940s.  Based on the configuration of the house, its windows, roofline, and additions, the earlier date seems more accurate even without the visible remnants of a chimney.  The house is far more similar to a late-19th century middle class cottage with Greek Revival influences than 1930s or 1940s revival styles.

The roofline has a lower pitch to it and the eaves extend slightly longer from the cornice than is commonly found in early-20th century homes.  It appears that the original main entrance faced Chase Avenue.  It would most likely would have had a symmetrical appearance.  It is not completely clear at this point, but it is most likely that the southern window in the main facade was enlarged, most likely when alterations to the house were made in the early-20th century.  The front entrance is surrounded by delicate square pilasters and entablature, further suggesting Greek Revival influence.  It protected by a small gabled portico with plain square columns that rest on top of a decorative stone wall.  This was most likely added in the early-20th century when other alterations were made.  There is a small addition at the western side of the house that was likely built soon after the main building, perhaps as a small kitchen or additional living space.  The addition at the north of the house dates to the 20th century.  The southern facade, now the main entrance, has a small oriel window with a hipped cap, also dating to the early-20th century.  It is not known when the southern entrance was installed, but it also has a gabled portico supported by slender square columns.



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