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Facing south onto Fowler Avenue, the John A. Fowler House is located
on an overgrown wooded lot.
This modest tWO-bay house is marked with a west doorway covered by a
gabled door hood supported by stick style brackets. The west side
has a single story shed-roofed open porch which is enclosed on the
northwest corner. The southwest porch is supported by four thin
John A. Fowler built this two story, clapboarded, balloon frame nineteenth-century
domestic style house in 1872. Resting on a sandstone foundation, the house is
oriented gable-to-street and capped by an asphalt-shingled roof with center chimney.
John A. Fowler (1849-1921) built this house on the southwest corner of his fatherls
homelot, shortly after his marriage to Rose C. Camp in 1872. A grocer and “merchant”
by trade, John and his wife raised three daughters: Annie, Lucy and Ruth. In 1875
John quit-claimed the property and house to his father, Asa Fowler with the following
agreement: “John is to have the use and occupation of said premises without rent
in consideration of his paying the taxes . Asa Fowler sold the house to Professor William C. Fowler in 1876, who used it as a rental property. Today,
the house is owned by a descendant of Professor Fowler.