Peterson House

Common Name: 
Johnson House
Address: 
202 NW 7th Street
Lot: 
7, 8
Block: 
5
Addition: 
Raley
Plat: 
2N 32 10AB
Tax Lot: 
1600
Page: 
19
Date Constructed: 
1901-1902
Original Owner: 
Peter C. Peterson
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Private House
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural style
Architectural style: 
Queen Anne Free Classic
Plan type/shape: 
Square with one story rear wing
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Hip with cross gables
Wall Construction: 
Wood frame
Primary window type: 
One-over-one, double hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Narrow, horizontal wood siding
Outstanding decorative features: 
Chingled gable ends, spindlework corner brackets at bay windows
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Excellent
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
The house was original "L" staped with a porch filling the "L", between 1905 and 1910 the "L" was filled in with a two story addition and a new porch was constructed.
Statement of significance: 
The house was continuously owned by descendants of the original owner until 1977. The house was originally an “L” shaped crossed gable plan with bay windows at the end of each. When the addition was constructed to fill in the “L” the front facing bay lost one of its diagonal faces. The one story wing at the rear of the house seems to be original. The front porch, added about the same time as the addition, features a central low gable common on Queen Anne Free Classic examples and some Colonial Revival examples. The porch piers have sloped sides and are square in section, reminiscent of Craftsman details just coming into use in the 1900’s. When the plan was squared up the roof slopes were extended so that the present plan is a pyramided hip with two projecting gables and one projecting hip.