1909 Washington Avenue

Washington Ave., Westheight Manor

Residence for Mrs. W. J. Gladish / J. R. Edwards Residence
1909 Washington Avenue
Victor J. DeFoe, Architect
Built 1921
David B. Peterson, Architect (remodeling and addition)
Remodeled 1928

Originally addressed as 1304 North 20th Street. As originally designed by DeFoe, this two-story, wood frame house was square in plan, with a porch and terrace on the east side. Given DeFoe's design preferences, it was probably a variation on the Arts and Crafts or Prairie Style. As enlarged and remodeled by Peterson, the plan became rectangular and the style of the home was altered to Colonial Revival. The large, private setting is of particular note, as is the wide terrace above the basement entry garage. Although built for Mrs. Gladish, the first verifiable resident was J. Renz Edwards, co-owner of F. S. Edwards Tobacco Co.

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