S.N. Baker House – Purington

This unique stucco, L-plan Pueblo Revival house has a central round tower with small windows following the contours of the inside stair. The stepped back parapet has viga projections and the side chimney has round arch hoods. The house has large steel frame casement windows, and the courtyard has walls with round arch openings. S.N. Baker purchased this lot in 1944 and hired contractor JJ. Gurley to construct the house in 1945. The Baker family lived here until 1966. Mr. Baker owned the ABC Foundry Co. and Baker Machine Co. Except for the building material (stucco versus sandstone), this house is virtually identical to one located at 2739 Timberline Drive (SE-29) which was constructed in 1936.

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