Struble, widow of Hanford Struble, who owned the lot next door to the north
after 1888, sold the southernmost 50 feet of it to Bettie Ogden in 1898.
The lot was sold again in 1907 to Carrie H. Russell, the wife of millowner
Calvin Russell. It stayed in the hands of the Russell family until 1946,
when it was purchased by Lyman Smith; yet another of the numerous Main Street
lawyers who became judges.
The style was one quite
popular in the early 20th century, known by a number of names, but probably
most commonly as Four-Square. The house also retains a few elements of the
Queen Anne style, however, particularly the asymmetrical massing and the
dominant roof. Most Four-Square roofs are shallower than this one. Actually,
its style is quite similar to that of #308, built about the same time on
another piece of the lot sold by Laura Struble. They are both transitional
between the Victorian Queen Anne and the much simpler early-20th century
styles, and neatly balance the Greek Revival Henry Welles house in between.