303 Buncombe Street

James F. Stepp House

Contributing, ca. 1900.
One-and-one-half-story late Queen Anne style house with a multi-gable roof and front gable dormers. Original tin roof is visible in places, under the current asphalt shingles.    Boxed returns, wide eaves, and original weatherboard siding. Deck added at rear, at southwest corner. Attached full-width front porch, with the north end a porte cochere. Round columns and no balustrade. Central stuccoed chimney. Stone pier foundation, with brick infill. Modern replacement windows and door. Large corner lot, drops to rear. While house appears by 1922 on Sanborns, it probably dates from ca. 1900 to 1910. James F. and Annie Stepp lived here from 1937 to 1940. Stepp was a dairyman. Annie Stepp, then a widow, lived in the house through 1944. Florence A. Waldron lived here from 1945 to 1946, and Sallie Hendsley, a widow, lived here from 1948 to at least 1951.
(Sanborn maps, city directories)

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