454 ORANGE STREET
454 Orange Street was designed by notable bungalow architect, W.J. Waterman, for Reinhold R. and Clara D. Stoll in 1926. Reinhold was a machinist at the Elgin National Watch Company. The Stolls lived in this home until Reinhold passed away in 1956. Clara then sold it in 1958 to Robert and Esther Raedecke.
454 Orange Street is a clapboard, double gabled house that is an excellent example of the bungalow type. It is a one and half story home that displays subtle, simplistic elements of the craftsman style including its low pitched roof with turned eaves, multi-pane-over-one, double-hung windows, semi-circular, multi-paned attic windows and a raised front terrace.
Sources: 2010 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud