This ell wing Folk Victorian style house was built in 1897 by David L. Laird, a Canadian immigrant, and his mother Rose D. Laird. Each of them owned a one-half interest in the lot. He worked as a painter in the H. & T. C. shops and as a house painter. He died in 1908, but his mother and other family members lived at 1818 State until about 1919. After 1927 the house was rental property until 2018.
Made 26 Jul 1973 for appraisal purposes. Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.