1024. 620 W. Sycamore - Queen Anne

c. 1890 This home has remained in the family, and a previous owner, as a child, used to deliver the Kokomo Tribune to this house. One day while collecting money, he got to wait in the parlor. He remarked to himself that one day he would buy the house. He did at age 30 for $12,000. This grand example of the Queen Anne style retains almost all of its original elements. Limestone foundation, brick walls, double-hung windows, even the slate roof, all help this home keep its historic integrity. Also notice the rough limestone windowsills and lintels, Queen Anne style porch with turned wood columns, and very unique rounded arch windows in the attic level. (Queen Anne: A sub-style of the late Victorian era, Queen Anne is a collection of coquettish detailing and eclectic materials. Steep cross-gabled roofs, towers, and vertical windows are all typical of a Queen Anne home. Inventive, multistory floor plans often include projecting wings, several porches and balconies, and multiple chimneys with decorative chimney pots.)