258 PERRY STREET
258 Perry Street was built around 1905 for Charles D. Schmidt. Charles was born in 1863 in Illinois with his family immigrants of Germany. He married a Ms. Louise Goodwin who was also born in Illinois in 1866. They had one child, Helen Louise, who was born in 1902. Charles passed away in 1931 leaving the home to Louise. Louise eventually moved out of the home to 410 Washington Street in Elgin until her death in 1945.
The Charles and Louise Schmidt home is of the Free Classic sub-type of the Queen Anne style and is considered a contributing structure in this area. It displays an irregular steeply pitched roof with a dominant front gable along with a full width, one-story, asymmetrical porch that extends along one side wall. This home is simple however, its classic columns with Doric capitals and pediment roof above the entrance adds unique characteristics to this home. Another unique detail to this home is the double-arched windows found centrally located at the front gable.
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