1314 Lake Road

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This home is an interesting example of architecture difficult to identify.  The west end of the structure started as a tenement, built a few miles east of Webster on Lake Road, and moved by log and oxen to its present location.  In its day it was a store, and a dance hall with a blacksmith stable added around 1870 of post and beam construction.  The building spans from one side of the lot to the other with only about two feet remaining.  Access to the backyard was directly through the center of the building, under the dance hall, by horse and buggy.  Horses were kept in the stable in the backyard.  The opening was closed off later, around 1935.  The dance hall on the second floor had a babysitting room at one end where the women would take turns watching the children.