Anderson House – Avenue J

The present owner’s grandfather, Steven Anderson, built this house in 1944. Anderson was a self-educated rock mason, carpenter and contractor, who built his own house in addition to others in the area. Anderson also worked as a foreman on several local Works Progress Administration projects during the 1930s. This is a small wood frame house with a rectangular plan, gable roof, and a corner recessed porch; the house, however, has a unique exterior facing, which includes several types of stone tile, shells and fragments of glass creating a colorful collage. A front fence, no longer extant, displayed materials similar to those on the house; only two posts flanking the entrance walkway remain. The house has not been altered since it was constructed.

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