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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Potter, 420 20th St. SE, (D)

The 1909 City Directory reference to Alexander Potter at this address identifies him as a carpenter and so we may assume he built this home for himself and wife Helen. As his widow, she remained in the house until at least 1931. By 1951 it had become the Smith Apartments with four tenants and it has continued to be apartments since that year. In 2006, the house underwent extensive restoration. With its recent enhanced landscaping and towering trees, it is a dignified residential apartment site.

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