Whitaker House

Common Name: 
Belton House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
15 SW Isaac
Lot: 
W 1/2 of 8 & 9
Block: 
224
Addition: 
Reservation
Plat: 
2N 32 11CB
Tax Lot: 
1700
Page: 
78
Date Constructed: 
1903-1905
Original Owner: 
Ceryl Whitaker
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Private House
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Shingle
Plan type/shape: 
Rectangular
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Side gable with front tower dormer, wood shingle
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
One-Over-One, Double-Hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Wood shingles
Outstanding decorative features: 
Decorative shingling in gable
Number of stories: 
2 1/2
Condition in 1985: 
Fair
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
Original first story shingling has been replaced with wider shingles
Statement of significance: 
This house is a good example of one of typical shingle house. The side gable roof extends in front to cover the front porch in one continuous sweep and the tower roof is connected back to the main roof in dormer fashion rather than being free-standing as was typical in the Queen Anne style. The front porch supports are simple doric columns resting on a solid porch railing covered with the same staggered Shingle pattern as that found on the upper gable end and the tower/dormer. A regular coursed pattern of shingling is visible on the gable end wall at the second story level. Perhaps this type of coursed shingling originally covered the first story as well. Though not exceptionally well maintained this house does essentially retain its initial appearance and character.