Hinkle House

Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
214 SW 8th Street
Lot: 
13
Block: 
23
Addition: 
Arnold's & Raley's
Plat: 
2N 32 10AC
Tax Lot: 
6000
Page: 
63
Date Constructed: 
1903-1905
Original Owner: 
Ada Hinkle original owner of house on East half of lots 1 & 2, bock 24
Original Use/Function: 
Private Home
Present Use: 
Rental Home
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Queen Anne Free Classic
Plan type/shape: 
'L'
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Concrete
Roof Form & Materials: 
Cross gables
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
Sixteen-over-one, double-hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Horizontal, drop, wood siding
Outstanding decorative features: 
Porch and balcony, leaded glass windows on first story gable ends
Number of stories: 
1 1/2
Condition in 1985: 
Good
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
Windows added behind column line of second story balcony. Home was moved in 1921.
Statement of significance: 
This simple Queen Anne house was originally built by Ada Hinkle on lots 1 & 2 of block 24. It was purchased by Frank & Elsie King in 1916. Frank King purchased the site where this house is now located in 1921 and apparently moved the house to is soon thereafter to make room for a modern Craftsman house on the original site. The house features a diagonal front porch, supported on doric columns, spanning between the two wings of the 'L'. On its original site, this porch faced the corner of Court Avenue and SW 8th Street. Thus, each of the gabled ends faced a street, accounting for the elaborate glazing used in each. The second story gable end windows with their sixteen-over-one glazing are uncommon in the Queen Anne style and would suggest a Colonial Revival influence. The octagonal turret balcony is a typical element of the Queen Anne style.