Friday, February 17, 2012
An Other Survivor On East 11th Avenue But Not so Pretty.
This large Prairie Style house was built about 1912 at 437 E. 11th for the Joseph Koke family who had previously lived in a Colonial Revival Style house at 1116 Hilyard Street. Joseph Koke was President of the Koke-Yoran Printing Company. The Koke house while still standing is not a successful survivor like its neighbor, the Heckart House. The porch has been enclosed, the siding changed and windows filled in, along with an large entrance addition to the front. Ironically, an Architecture firm has its offices in the severely maimed building now.