404 Centerville Rd Columbia, Illinois USA

Henry J. Kunz Home

Construction date: documented 1870*

For Sale or Lease


Current name:

[Private Residence]


Foursquare, Second Empire.

Decorative shingles in shades of red and green on the facade's second story. Decorative ironwork along the facade's roofline. Recessed decorative wood panels and curved brackets between floors on façade.

Historical Summary:

See attachment, tax records state 1878. Legal description in attached ordinance document.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : October 7, 2013

Area(s) of Significance:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story single-family residence in the Second Empire style built in 1870. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are original brick and original wood shingles. The building has a flat roof clad in modern rubberized/asphalt composite with box cornice and brackets and one gabled dormer. Decorative iron railing at front parapet. There are four brick chimneys. Four interior side brick chimneys (two on each side elevation). Windows are original wood, 2/2 double-hung sashes. Newer storms on some. All of the second floor windows are one-over-one double-hung sash windows. Likely replacement windows but could not verify. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a hip roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular brick posts. Porch entry from east elevation. Curved openings. Two entrances on façade. Curved panels on original wood doors. Two-light transom over each. Original multi-paned wood screen doors. There is a single-story, rear ell, frame addition.

* Date source: History of Columbia Precinct - Centennial Celebration, Clarion Printing Co. 1959

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