Location Information
(for the house)
Address:212 Franklin Street, South
City/County:Aberdeen, Monroe County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1900
Architectural Styles(s):Queen Anne, Craftsman
No. of Stories:1.5
Destroyed:burned c.2017
Registration Information
NR District Name:South Central Aberdeen (1988)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:19
NR District Name:South Central Aberdeen (Boundary Increase #2) (2017)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:114a
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Silk Stocking Row Historic District
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This house was listed as a contributing element (element #19) of the South Central Aberdeen Historic District, which was placed on the National Register on 22 February 1988 as a part of the Aberdeen Multiple Resource Area. It was later included as a contributing element (element #114a) in the South Central Aberdeen Historic District Boundary Increase #2, which was added to the National Register on 28 September 2017, but the house burned about 2017, near the time that the boundary increase was added to the Register.
Brief Description
One-and-one-half-story bayed cottage with a combination of Queen Anne and Craftsman stylistic influences. The house weatherboard sided and rests on a brick pier foundation with infill stuccoed masonry. The asphalt-shingled roof is side-gabled with overhanging eaves and brackets. Side gable ends feature decorative wood shingles and four, 4(vertical):1 double-hung wood sash windows. A lower front-gabled bay projects from the facade and features decorative wood shingle-work in the gable end and a plain cornice. A dormer with shed roof and a set of 5, 4(vertical)-light fixed wood windows is centered on the front (west) roof slope. A similar dormer is on the rear roof slope. A full-width shed wing is along the rear and appears to be historic. The north corner of this wing is an enclosed porch. A stuccoed chimney straddles the roof ridge. Small, one-story bays with shed roof project slightly from the side elevations. The facade is three bays (3W, D, 3) with a single-leaf glazed and paneled door flanked by sidelights with decorative paneled apron. Windows are 2(vertical):2(vertical) double-hung wood sash. A partial-width entry porch with shed roof is inset in the front ell. Its roof is supported by tapered, wood paneled boxed posts on brick piers.
Historic Information
Sanborn Maps suggest that the house began as a Queen Anne cottage that evolved by 1938 into a Bungaloid structure.