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Photo Archives for Samuel Smith House
|1956||b/w||43||from E. Foster's History|
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the following comments are copied from the application for the National
Samuel Smith purchased the property from John and Helen Strang in 1858 and there is reason to suspect that the south half of the house was already extant. Local tradition dates the north half -- almost an independent structure -- to 1905, but there is strong reason to suspect that date, since such a relatively strong Italianate building would be unlikely in the 20th Century (in defense of the date, working class Italianate houses are known to have been built in nearby Racine, Wis., as late as 1903).