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George Bernard built this house as a family residence after residing in a smaller house on the same property for six years. In 1913 he purchased two lots and the smaller house, and in 1919 he purchased five additional lots and built this Craftsman bungalow. The house has the customary, low-pitched gabled roof with triangular-shaped roof supports and features an expansive front porch with tapered wood columns on masonry piers. Other Craftsman-style elements include the slatted windows at the main gable and the trellis-covered side porch. An addition was made to the front right side, and the front windows and doors were recently changed. However, these modifications were done with a close equivalency of period materials and using similar construction methods. Because the house is relatively unchanged from its original appearance, it remains an good example of the style of house built in the early 1900s by Lafayette residents living in historic Elmhurst Park Subdivision.