Architect: Lewis A. Dix
Similar to the modern Ranch style houses of the 1940's, the notable side gable roof and asymmetrical design of this house characterizes it as an early mid-century modern home. The Ranch style home is an excellent example of early mid-century architecture and the suburban home as it begins to incorporate one very new feature to the private home, the garage. With the ever-growing population of automobiles homeowners no longer sought out the previously compact, closely situated homes. Instead sprawling designs on much larger lots began to emerge as the new dominate style.
David W. Wilson Residence
Leslie N. Boney, AIA
Complete in 1952, the home was located on a corner wooded lot, approximately 200 X 150 feet. The home is 3,500 sq.ft. including a large terrace. The main criteria for the home, set forth by the owners, was an open house to their lot, with privacy towards both streets. The house was predominately finished in stained douglas fir, deep red brick, aluminum windows and white asbestos roof shingles.