162 N. LIBERTY STREET
The land for 162 N. Liberty Street was first purchased by Theodore Kohn and his wife, Caroline, in 1882. They held onto the property until they gave it to their daughter, Lulu, shortly before her marriage to Robert H. Marckhoff in 1904. The current home was built for Lulu and Robert in 1926 for $6,000. The Marckoff family were primarily stone masons. Robert and his brother, Harry, had taken over their father's business and created the Marckoff Brothers mason contractors. Robert passed away unexpectedly in 1938 at the age of 62 years old. Lulu stayed in the home until selling it to Leo Leitner in 1950.
162 N. Liberty Street is a beautiful example of the Craftsman Style Bungalow, having street facing gables, earth tone colors, wide overhanging eaves, a large front porch, a front door opening into the living room and one gable of stucco with exposed beams. It is appropriate to say the one of the outstanding stone masons built an outstanding brick bungalow.
Sources: 2013 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud