211 West Bay Avenue

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Originally used as a garage apartment, the two-story structure at the rear grew through a series of additions. It's simple form and plain appearance are typical of a modest Vernacular Style structure. During the Depression the need for housing was frequently met by the conversion of utility buildings into residences. This building and the Clouser Cabinet Shop are examples of the plain unadorned structures typical of the 1930's.

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This began as a garage apartment in about 1925, and follows that period's Frame Vernacular style. The Depression-era need for new housing resulted in many utility buildings, such as this one, being converted to residences. The lack of exterior adornment is typical of 1930s construction.

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In the 1960s school bus driver Dorothy W. Kelly lived here. The family lived there through the 1980s, perhaps if no earlier residents can be found it should be named for the family.


Historic Photos

 1990

1990



Location

211 West Bay Avenue