8. 1421-23 Ridgewood

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The paired brackets and porthole-type windows at the roofline, plus the porch columns, are all tell-tale signs of the Italianate style. This structure most likely was built sometime in the 1870's. Ridgewood Avenue, though, wasn't put through until 1905-6. This house had earlier faced Detroit Avenue. It was the residence of George F. Marshall, a Lakewood councilman and its treasurer during some of Lakewood's early years. This house was turned to face Ridgewood, after Marshall's death in 1904. This was a provision included in the transfer of the deed to the property recorded in the County Auditor's Office on July 18, 1904. The house was a duplex no later than 1913.