Emerson Street

716 EMERSON – PRAIRIE SCHOOL
Modest sized two story plus attic house with Prairie and Western Stick elements. These include cubic massing, stucco above wide clapboards which extend two-thirds up the facade, battering of the siding just above the foundation, grouped windows with diamond panes, a reverse battered effect on the wall at the front door, and exposed rafters. Constructed about 1910.

717 EMERSON – AMERICAN FOURSQUARE
Two story plus attic foursquare vernacular house. Hip roof has a pent roof dormer on each side. A full deep veranda extends across front and wraps around southwest corner; pillars are square columns. Alterations to this house are board and batten siding on second story and porch. Windows on second floor are all of different sizes. Built about 1900.

810 EMERSON – VERNACULAR
Built in the early Colonial Revival style, this two and a half story frame house is nearly cubic in dimensions, with a hip roof, flared eaves, hipped dormers, and an entry porch with Tuscan columns and unornamented entablature. Corner pilasters and a frieze board frame the composition. The same motif ornaments the dormers. The clapboard remains a chaste white. Only the side projecting bays and the bay over the front porch echo the late picturesque. Constructed in 1905.

816 EMERSON – TWO STORY CUBE
A late Victorian vernacular, possibly moved or altered, this two-story frame house features a hipped roof with gables at the peak and an enclosed front porch. The clapboarding is unornamented. Rusticated cement block foundation. Constructed about 1910.

910 EMERSON – COLONIAL REVIVAL
A modest Colonial Revival, this two-story frame house has the regular fenestration of the style with none of the detail. Built about 1925.

1003 EMERSON – DUTCH COLONIAL REVIVAL
A large late picturesque house with “Dutch Colonial” effect. Two story plus attic with a full front porch entry. The porch has Ionic columns and a pediment over the front door. The front elevation is distinguished with three classical dormers in a gambrel roof. Gambrel is roofed with shingles on all facets. The house is balanced with a large brick chimney at each side. Built about 1895, the house now has asbestos siding.

1009 EMERSON – CRAFTSMAN
An early 20th century vernacular that borrows from the Bungalow style while still maintaining the large size of more familiar Beloit styles. The gable eaves extend beyond the walls and are supported by attenuated rafters. The same treatment ornaments the low-pitched shed dormer and the pent roof porch. Belt courses emphasize the horizontal lines of the house. Constructed about 1910.

1014 EMERSON – AMERICAN FOURSQUARE
With cubic proportions, a hipped roof, a porch with unfluted Doric columns, and corner pilasters, this two-story wood shingled house reflects the Colonial Revival. The shed dormers, however, reflect the eclectic handling of detail. The roof eaves are flared and project beyond a wide frieze. Built about 1910.