Two story, brick, hipped roof, vernacular, Prairie style house. Partial width, brick porch has a flat roof, square brick supports, and a solid brick balustrade. Wood railing on porch roof. Symmetrical facade. Cement urns on projecting arms of steps. Windows are six vertical lights over one, and many are paired. Brick foundation. Two car, brick, hipped roofed garage at rear.
Date Of Construction
Eugene C. Gardner, architect (Massachusetts)
Sim Wilson, publisher of the Saline Observer, built the house between 1926 and 1928. It is the only Prairie style house in Saline. Other occupants: George Gloti; Kenneth Youngs; John Zeichman 1967; Daniel and Carla Defer (sold 1994). In 1988, the Saline Historic Society's First Annual Walking Tour included this house, and stated that a family named Laslo was living in the house at that time. Their name was not in the assessor's files. The Walking Tour map related that the home featured: cherry woodwork; cherry built-in storage cabinets; and ceramic tiles in the kitchen and sunroom.
City Directories: 1912, 1916, 1920, 1926, 1941, 1945. Assessor's files: 1947 and current. U.S. Census: 1910, 1920. Sanborn Maps: 1912, 1921, 1929. Saline Historical Society Walking Tour Map, 1988. Tax Rolls: 1931 and 1935.