Glimpses. 185 Edwards Street

A Craftsman bungalow on a large lot.

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Built around 1917 for Raymond S Oakes. Oakes was a prominent attorney and legislator.

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The home sits on a large sylvan lot which adds greatly to its character. The treatment of the wall shingles is interesting. It helps to emphasize the horizontality of the design. I am pretty sure I have seen this feature on other buildings in the area but I cannot say exactly where.

Raymond Oakes, right, and Clyde Smith in 1927. Smith was a state legislator who's wife was Margaret Chase Smith.

Raymond Oakes, right, and Clyde Smith in 1927. Smith was a state legislator who’s wife was Margaret Chase Smith.

185 Edwards Street in 1924

185 Edwards Street in 1924

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