Stop #11: 448 South Eighth Street

448 South 8th Street

Various details distinguish this house at 448 South 8th Street as one of the most dramatic and individualistic examples of Colonial Revival style. It was built about 1898 by Layton Peters, who was a carpenter, for his wife Isadora and their six children. He sold the home after a few years and became a traveling salesman, possibly for H.D. Lee.

The hip roof has flared eaves and cresting. A dormer projects over an arched oriel (bay) window on the north. The foundation and porch pillars are cut limestone. The front porch is two tiered and is similar to the house at 515 South 8th in this respect.

Next Stop: Proceed across the street to 513 South 8th.