634 COLUMBIA AVENUE
Built for William and Grace Nohl in 1927, 634 Columbia Avenue is an excellent example of a Craftsman Bungalow. William was born on February 18, 1898 in Elgin and remained in Elgin until his death in 1983. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Elgin. He worked as a groundsman for the gas and electric company. Grace was born on March 21, 1904 and was an Elgin resident for a large portion of her life. She was employed by the Elgin National Watch Company as a plate worker for many years. She was also a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Elgin. The Nohls eventually sold 634 Columbia Avenue to Richard & Esther Grupe in 1937.
634 Columbia is an excellent example of a Craftsman Bungalow with details including a sleeping porch, earth-tone colors, original multi-lite windows, a jerkin roof on all gables, and a prominent fireplace.
Sources: 2013 Heritage Plaque Application; Audio: TextAloud