|Address:||400 North Gay Street|
|Year Built:||c. 1871|
|Architect/Builder:||John C. Spindler|
|Original Owner:||John C. Spindler|
The home was built around 1871 by John C. Spindler, who, according to an 1876 directory, was a draftsman. Since he would have had knowledge of construction, he may have been somewhat responsible for the home’s design.
Steeply pitched gables, segmental windows, an ornate front porch, and a transom above a set of double-doors, are among this unusual home’s Italianate features. A side porch gently blends into a bay window by skillful use of its small bracketed cornice. Dormers with segmental windows project form the gable to give natural light to the 2nd floor.