In completion of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Thompson, we find an added improvement to our city, and a home designed for lovers of simplicity.
The house faces the west, and from the front door one steps directly into the front room, passes on into the dining room and from there into the kitchen. The two bed rooms and bath are on the left connected by a hall entering from the dining room.
The beautiful colonnades between the front room and dining room are made of Curtis Woodwork.
The bookcases in the front room are built in these colonnades. The dining room is lighted by a beautiful silver chandelier, fitted with five candle sockets. The walls of both the front room and the dining room are papered a greyish brown. The wood work is all light oak with a highly waxed finish. The hall way is also finished in the same colors as the front and dining rooms. Both bed rooms are finished with roomy clothes closets also a quilt and linen closet adds the convenience of the two rooms.
The bath room is finished in white enamel over tile up to 4½ feet, the remainder of the walls and the ceiling is finished with a flat blue paint. The bath tub, soap dish, towel rack and mirrors are all built in fixtures. Two bracket lights rest on either side of the large mirror.
The kitchen which is also joined by a charming breakfast nook, has an excellent built in equipment of work table and cupboards. The breakfast nook is provided with the usual stationary seats and the movable table. These two rooms are finished in snow white. The walls are white enamel over tile up for 4½ feet and the remainder of the walls are a light green. The fixtures in the breakfast room are finished in white enamel.
A. B. Carman and V. Whitney both local men, contracted the building. They also did the plumbing and wiring. A. LaBounty installed the Coloric furnace, Gardner and Litshenburg put in the tiling and bathroom floor, L. H. Fitch furnished all electrical fixtures, and the plans and lumber material for the house were furnished by the Foster Lumber Co. The furniture for this little home was also furnished by the local furniture dealer, C. E. Jackson.
In closing we feel safe in saying The Thompson residence might well be envied by lovers of beautiful, modern and comfortable homes.