Wheeler House

Common Name: 
Frates House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
118 SE Goodwin Street
Lot: 
1 & 2, E 1/2
Block: 
179
Addition: 
Reservation Addition
Plat: 
2N 32 11BC
Tax Lot: 
6700
Page: 
112
Date Constructed: 
1888
Original Owner: 
E.M. Wheeler
Original Use/Function: 
Private Home
Present Use: 
Private Home
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Italianate
Plan type/shape: 
Rectangular with west wing
Structural Frame: 
Wood Frame
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Clipped end gable, composition
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
One-over-one and four-over-four, double-hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Shiplap siding
Outstanding decorative features: 
Bracketed cornice over front bay window, decorative porch supports, modest capitals on corner boards
Number of stories: 
1 1/2
Basement: 
No
Condition in 1985: 
Good
Statement of significance: 
This house is an excellent and well preserved example of the Italianate style. Though it is very modest in its proportions all the major elements of the style are present, essentially in their original form. The bay projecting toward Goodwin Street is the dominant feature of the house, complete with its dentiled cornice supported on carved brackets. Recessed panels (similar to those on later brick buildings) are found between the brackets. The side porch is a second major feature of the home. It is supported by square posts embellished with capitals, carved corner brackets and an open row of tiny square posts similar to later Queen Anne Spindlework. Another interesting feature is the vertical siding in the gabled end.