420-22 Paradise ST – Paradise

These two identical duplexes were built as low-cost housing in 1942. The simple gable roof build¬ings, clad in rustic siding, have central shed roofed porches. Shaffer-Billingsley, Inc. built both duplexes for $2,000 each. W Garland Ellis, a real estate and insurance agent, bought the buildings soon after construction, and owned them as rental properties until 1971. Adrian Bradford, a laborer, and Charles P. Plummer, a soldier in the U.S. Army, were the first tenants according to city directory records.

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