205 N. GIFFORD STREET
205 N. Gifford Street was built in 1882 in the Italianate style for Wesley T. and Eliza Corron. Prior to moving to 205 N. Gifford, Wesley was a breeder of Percheron Norman draft horses. He purchased this lot for $900.00 because he wanted to have a haven in the city where he could live out his retirement. Wesley passed away in 1889 at the age of 54. Eliza continued to live in the home until she married John W. Seymour in 1898. John lived across the street of the Corron's house at 165 N. Gifford (demolished).
205 N Gifford is situated on the corner of Gifford and Park Street. The Italianate style home exhibits ornate architectural features throughout its exterior. The porches are adorned with defining scroll-work brackets with chamfered columns. The home exhibits a cross gable with large overhanging eaves and brackets that surround the south oriel window. The home underwent extensive restoration in 1989 and in 2015.
Sources: 1997 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud