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Cartledge/Preston House, 428 N. Summit St.

c. 1920, Craftsman style

The Craftsman style was the most popular design for small residential buildings built throughout the country in the first three decades of the twentieth century. This house was constructed in 1920 by Leonard Eaton, Crescent City’s most prominent architect and builder during the historic period, for Walter C. and Corrie Cartledge, who had purchased the property for the building the previous year. The Cartledges continued to live in the house the remainder of the historic period. Subsequent owners include John and Mary Martin, Edward and Gay Preston, and now, Charlotte Preston. The Craftsman bungalow is typically a one or one and a half-story building with a low-pitched gable (occasionally hipped) roof. The eaves are wide and open, exhibiting structural components such as rafter ends, beams, and brackets. The porch is often the most dominant architectural feature of the Bungalow. They are generally either full or partial width, with the roof supported by tapered square columns that either extend to ground level or sit on brick piers.

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