4143 Bluestone (1979)


The Schroeder House


Built for his widowed mother in 1885-86 by Edward T Schroeder (son of an original settler, a shopkeeper, and, later, the postmaster of the quarry community of Bluestone, Ohio in two terms between 1897 and 1910), this is a charming example of the vernacular architecture found in farmhouses built by mid-western farmers for themselves. The original front porch and clapboard have disappeared, but the random-width pine flooring, irregular kitchen windows, staircase, and "funeral" or "casket" door are among the original features of the house whose interior evokes the flavor of the early structure.