Building permit: January 1913
Building style: Prairie style with Craftsman influence
Building cost: $9,000
Architect: F.A. Henniger
Owner: E.W. Arthur
In 1920, Carl and Caroline Swanson bought this house and lived with their three children. Carl Swanson had come to American from
After Carl Swanson died in 1949, his two sons took over the company. His sons pushed into the arean of frozen prepared food, and in 1953 the first Swanson “TV dinner” was sold. The dinner was a slice of turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes and peas, and sold for 98 cents. It was marketed to the busy housewife.
Bloggers Note; Notice the muted green square tile used in the chimney. It is repeted often in Arts & Crafts period buildings throughout the neighborhood.