Vey House

Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
1304 SE Court Place
Lot: 
9-13
Block: 
130
Addition: 
Reservation
Plat: 
2N 32 11AB
Tax Lot: 
500
Page: 
144
Date Constructed: 
c. 1913
Original Owner: 
Joseph Vey
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Vacant
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Colonial Revival
Plan type/shape: 
'L'
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Ridged hip with cross gable, wood shingle
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
Various
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Very narrow, flush, horizontal wood siding
Outstanding decorative features: 
Doric columns, rounded rafter tails
Number of stories: 
2
Basement: 
Yes
Condition in 1985: 
Fair
Statement of significance: 
This Colonial Revival house features a hip roof, two story porch supported by doric columns and a typical entry with side lights. The second story porch access door is directly above the main entry door and also has side lights. This house is void of the more decorative elements of the Colonial Revival style, even the second story balustrade is simplified to just a low wall. The house does possess a number of unique features however that set it apart. A doric column has been inserted at the Northwest corner of the house at the first floor to continue the line of porch columns; over-sized fixed multi-pane windows are found on the first floor; and the rounded rafter ends are exposed beyond the edge of the roof, probably copied from the Craftsman style exposed rafters and suggestive also of the modillions commonly found in Colonial Revival cornice detailing. The house has recently been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and is scheduled for renovation and re-use for medical offices.