One of the most charming Victorian-era structures remaining
in Lakewood is this spacious cottage, a substantial enlargement of an older
and smaller house, sometime in vicinity of 1880. A second-floor window
cutting into the roofline, decorative hoods over the windows, a marvelous
set of Victorian double-doors under a transom-window, altogether make for
a delightful composition. Best of all are round windows in the peak of
the gables, framed by deliciously lace-like vergeboards.
|The iron fence surrounding the deep front-yard is not
original to the house but is otherwise of the same era as the house.
See Dan Chabek's Lakewood Lore
article on the Erastus