Charles A. Colebrook House

117 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Charles A. Colebrook House

117 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Depression/New Deal

The Charles A. Colebrook House was located at 117 NE 10th Ave. (E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). In the early 1950s, the property was owned by Daniel L. Roker and it is likely the house was built around this time. It was purchased by Charles Colebrook in the late 1970s/early 1980s and was demolished in 1999.

The one-story house had a wood frame structure with weatherboard siding, a hip roof, a front porch with a roof supported by simple wood columns, double-hung wood frame sash and case windows with a 1/1 lighting configuration, and wood trim at the building corners and around the window openings.

The house was built in the Frame Vernacular style as were the majority of early houses in the neighborhood. Vernacular buildings were normally built without plans by local builders using traditional construction techniques passed from one generation to the next. The design of the buildings was based on local needs and traditions, available materials, the environment, and technological capabilities. As technology improved in the late 1800s, many of the building elements were standardized through mass production. The term ‘vernacular’ refers to a structure that is not of a pure design style but is loosely based on the features of other architectural styles. Decorative detailing is normally minimal but when it is incorporated it reflects decorative elements from other styles. Common decorative elements include exposed rafter tails, simple columns, and wood trim.

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