George W. Norton House- 601 E. First Street

601 E. First Street [EFHD], George W. Norton House, c. 1898. This one-story, L-plan Queen Anne style cottage is the best preserved of three similar residences on the north side of this block. The porch, with a hipped roof and small entry gable is supported by decorative turned posts and balusters and enlivened with a delicate scroll-sawn frieze. When it was first built, the house was used as a rental property. George W. Norton, a barber, acquired the property from Sam Levy in 1902. The Supreme Camp of American Woodmen owned the property from 1935 to 1950. The house is a contributor to the potential East First Street Historic District.

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