Humbolt Pracht House

Site Number: 

24

Approximate date: 

1910

One large central gable intersected by two projecting dormers on the facade. Large open porch with four supporting posts. Single and multi light windows; exterior siding is wood; stained, lap siding. One and a half stories; square in shape;; masonry foundation; one exterior brick chimney. Brackets support eave overhang; dormer extends from central gable at the rear; sidelights flank entrance and contain leaded glass.

Address: 

234 Vista Avenue

Alterations: 

None visible on exterior.

Style: 

Bungalow/Craftsman

City: 

Ashland

Significance: 

"A. H. Pracht is a excavating for the fine new bungalow which he will build on Vista Street. The plans contemplate one of the most complete and modern homes yet build in Ashland. It will be two stories and a basement and will comprise eight rooms and include that modern health building luxury, an out-door sleeping porch, as well as a hot water heating system." (Ashland Daily Tidings 4/25/10) Humbolt Pracht's family came to Ashland in 1886. His father, Max Pracht, bought a large fruit tract which he named Peach Blow Paradise. Huomboldt Pracht managed the Depot Hotel at Ashland early in the 20th Century. The Pracht's occupied the house for thirty years. (See Atwood, National Register Nomination, September 1980)
3-Minor

Sources of information: 

Ashland Tidings 4/30/06

Ashland Public Library collection

Louise Clark Patterson photo

Certainty: 

Confirmed, SOHS Inventory

On National Register of Historic Places: 

No

In Lure of Medford Inventory: 

No
Yes

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