Statement of Significance: Cora Holmes purchased the subject property in 1896 and sold it in 1954. William Holmes was the postmaster and operated the Park Place store for many years.
The Holmes House is an excellent and well preserved example of the Queen Anne Vernacular style, a simplified version of the exuberant Queen Anne style. Salient architectural features include the variety of decorative elements, such as the turned posts, jigsawn brackets, patterned shingles and stickwork. The ornate door, polygonal window bay with flash glass and pendants, and partial returns are other features that contribute to the character of the building. The house has had few alterations. The most noticeable is the enclosure of the rear porch, a common alteration even during the historic period. The current owners, Orville Baxter, indicates a portion of the rear of the house was added after the house was constructed.
The landscape features and a small shed, located behind the house, also contributed to the historic character of the property. Landscape features include the mature nut trees in the front yard and the apple tree in the side yard.