Address: 406 East Wiggin Street
Architectural Style: Italianate
Year Built: c. 1860
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown

Very little is known about this house or its previous owners.  In 1906, a John Crow is listed as the property owner, but it is not known what his occupation was, but he was most likely a farmer.  Altogether, Crown owned a 19-acre tract of land, and had another large acreage elsewhere in College Township.  The house appears to have been built in two stages, with the western two-thirds of the structure likely built sometime in the 1860s, and the eastern third sometime in the mid- to late-20th century.  The addition blends very well with the original structure.  The hip roof was redone at the time the addition was built to cover the entire building with a single, seamless roof.  It retains the wide cornice overhang typical of Italiante architecture, although cornice brackets no longer exist.  The windows are flanked by decorative shutters, and a chimney exists on the western elevation of the home.



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