Parks/Houson House - 1111 N. Broadway

The Parks/Houston House is one of the finest examples of Neoclassical Revival architecture in the city, and is an illustration of upper class housing at the turn of the century. The four, two-story columns and matching pilasters, speakers' porch, elliptical arched entry and leaded glass windows at the entrance distinguish this architecturally significant home.

The house was built in 1898-1899 by A. S. Parks, a local lumberman, who served as president and general manager of the United Sash and Door Company and had previously owned Fairmount Cottage.

In 1920, S. J. Houston independent oil and lumberman purchased the home. It is rumored to have been the first residence in the city constructed with a two-story garage used to house the city's first steam powered car, delivered to A. S. Parks in 1899.