1243 Main street
R.F. Young House
Professor Young chose this romantic
Queen Anne style house to be built in 1901. This house was moved to
this location in 1978. The professor and his family built this home
out side of town and they managed a dairy farm until 1948.
This home has many interesting features - molded wreaths, festoons
on the entry bay gable, fish scale shingles, ionic columns
(A column characterized by the spiral
ornament of its head).
1252 Main street
Judge Cooper Sansom House
The Belford Lumber Co. built this home in 1910 for local
attorney Cooper Sansom (1863–1928). A former newspaperman, Sansom
served as city attorney and later as state reprehensive and district
judge. An active civic leader, he was also prominent in state
programs of the Presbyterian church and the Democratic party. Cooper
Sansom’s home features influences of the prairie school style in its
wide overhanging eaves, low horizontal design, and Tuscan columns.