The land on which the house above sits was vacant through much of the early-to-mid 20th century owing to the streambed which diagonally bisects the parcel. In 1935, when Furman Bridgers and his wife Margaret built their house on the tract immediately west of this house at 1325 Arnette Avenue, they acquired this tract as well, forming a large house plot extending through the block from Arnette to Shepherd. When they divorced in 1948, the two parcels were conveyed to Margaret, who sold the 1325 Arnette parcel to Dr. Richard Pearse. It's unclear to me what immediately happened to this parcel, but it was owned by Robert Holleman and his wife Ruth when they conveyed it on 05.28.58 to LR and Margaret Chambers. The Chambers conveyed the parcel to "Eastmark Investment Company" on 06.30.66. Eastmark appears to have been a business interest for the Chambers. They then sold it to Richard and Lonna Harkrader on 04.05.74.
The Harkraders built for themselves what would be a ~prototype for a multitude of other passive solar houses that made good use of clever siting and contemporary design to build on what had been considered 'difficult' parcels upon which to site a house.
Looking northeast, 05.12.2013
2000 square feet, 2 stories.