This Folk Victorian cottage with Italianate influences was probably built by John Holland in the 1880's. He was a blacksmith who lived on the northwest corner of State and Silver from about 1883 until about 1893. Eugene Otto/Otto Eugene Diehl bought the house in 1899. He was a professional musician. He and his wife lived at 1910 State until about 1940.
The house has a prominent bay window, which is not common, and it still has its pressed tin roof.
The Sabine Association, which bought the house in 1978, was an organization which sought to save historic houses in the Sixth Ward area that were threatened with demolition. Interestingly, another house that they saved is 1910 Kane, which was also associated with John Holland.
Made 29 Oct 1973 for appraisal purposes. Courtesy Harris Co. Archives.