416 4th Street - Richard Lundy Rental

This modest one story house sits under a front gable roof with a recessed porch on the northwest corner of the house. A portion of this porch may have been infilled, as the drop siding on the north side of the house has a chamfered cornerboard approximately three feet in from the corner of the house. The gable corner is supported by a chamfered porch column, which is matched by an engaged column at the southwest corner of the porch. While the first floor is clad with drop siding, the gable ends are clad with a variety of imbrication patterns, including diamond, octagonal, and coved designs. A four light awning window is centered in the gable end above the narrow belt course that divides the siding types. The gable ends also feature narrow rake boards and decorative barge molding. The windows, aside from the gable end window, are 1/1 double-hung wood sash with board surrounds, narrow sills, and projecting hood moldings. The concrete foundation has been skirted, topped by a water table cap.

 

Statement of Significance: In 1895, Richard Lundy, a machinist at Pacific Bridge, purchased this lot and proceeded to construct his residence. The length of his tenure is uncertain, as the history of this property in the early 1900s is unclear at this time. However, in 1946 the house was purchased by William and Grace B. Osborn, who would reside in it for nearly ten years. In 1963, ownership was transferred to Roy I. Pottratz. Although he owned the property until his death in 1973, he does not appear to have occupied the house. Tenants during this time included Richard P. Sawyer, a finisher at Crown Zellerbach and his wife Sharon, and Allen D. and Hazel J. Renner.