Lafontaine House

Common Name: 
Lecklider House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
2009 SW Emigrant
Lot: 
E 1/2 of 9 & 10
Block: 
39
Addition: 
Reservation
Plat: 
2N 32 10CB
Tax Lot: 
2800
Page: 
54
Date Constructed: 
c. 1900
Original Owner: 
Aglae Lafontaine
Original Use/Function: 
Private Home
Present Use: 
Private Home
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Folk Victorian
Plan type/shape: 
'L'
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Cross gable, wood shingles and composition shingles
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
One-Over-One, Double-Hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Horizontal, drop wood siding with decorative shingle work on the front facing gable
Outstanding decorative features: 
Front gable and porch supports
Number of stories: 
1
Condition in 1985: 
Fair
Statement of significance: 
This simple house is a well preserved example of the Folk Victorian style. The plan of the house is of folk origin, showing no relation to the Queen Anne style on which spindlework detailing is commonly found. Spindlework detailing has been applied to this house in the turned porch columns, the decorative cut out brackets at the porch roof, the ginger bread wall trim in the gable end and the gable sunburst and spindlerow. The diamond pointed shingles on the front gable wall are also typical of the decorative detailing found on Spindlework Queen Anne houses. The house has been occupied by its current owner since 1919.