421 N Main St Columbia, Illinois USA

421 N Main St

Construction date: 1865


Central passage, German Vernacular


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Area(s) of Significance:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1.5-story, 5-bay house in the German Vernacular style built in 1865. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original brick. Painted white. The building has a medium side gable roof clad in modern asphalt shingles with flush eaves and one gabled dormer. It appears that the roof of the house was raised a half-story at some point in its past (likely the mid-to-late 1800s). Former corbelled cornice line can be detected under the front porch roof. Brick end chimney on side elevations. Windows are replacement vinyl, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span open porch characterized by a shed roof clad in asphalt shingles with rectangular wood posts on rectangular wood piers. Central wood door with six glass lights in upper panel; row of small dentils separate the door from its six-light transom; four-light sidelights. All lights in transom and sidelights have unique arched openings. There is a single-story, rear, frame addition. No adverse effect.

Description generated by RuskinARC.