445 SOUTH STREET
445 South Street was built around 1892 for Clinton F. Irwin and his wife, Julia Egan. Clinton was born in Illinois in 1854 with a father who immigrated from Ireland and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. Clinton and Julia had one son, Clinton, Jr. and three daughters, Mildred, Esther and Betsy. Clinton, Sr. passed away in 1923, leaving the home to Julia and their children. Julia quickly sold the home and moved in with her daughter, Esther and her husband, Walter Frenk who resided at 311 Vincent Place until Julia passed in 1946.
445 South Street is an example of the Free-Classic sub-type of the Queen Anne Style and is considered a contributing property according to the Near West Side Architectural Survey to the significance of the area. Some of its most significant features include its curved porch with round, columns with Doric capitals, the decorative gable over the front porch steps, its wood, clapboard siding and 2-over-2 double-hung windows.
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