1031. 316 Kingston - Colonial Revival

c. 1940 This Colonial Revival style house can be identified by its symmetry, two-story portico with balconette, and dormer windows. Broken pediment hood molds with an urn motif, six-over-six windows, and brick quoins are also historic features of the house. The home was originally built by Mr. Walter Kemp, owner of Kokomo Cannery and inventor of the canned tomato juice process. It is said that Mr. Kemp purchased the smoke stack at the former Pittsburgh Plate Glass factory, where a number of his employees cleaned brick during the winter. The exterior of the home was among the first in Kokomo with pre-used brick. (Colonial Revival: This style became popular in the late nineteenth century. Buildings of this type have strictly symmetrical facades and are usually rectangular in plan with no or minimum projections. Eaves have classical detailing, and windows are usually doublehung sash.)