John Boyd House (1890)

512 South Main Street

Historical Background

The John Boyd House, circa 1890, is built in the vernacular prairie style with a neoclassical porch. The prairie style is often mistaken for its smaller cousin, the American foursquare. John Boyd was a judge and political and civic leader, as well as Vice President of the Merchant's National Bank. This home has many original features such as pocket doors, four stained glass windows, three fireplaces with original tiles, and beautiful tiger oak and cherry woodwork throughout the home.