It's been described as a two story house, but it might be better thought of it as a story and a half. The upper floor isn't apparent from Main Street. One has to walk around to the side to spot the shed dormer for the second story windows.
|ca 1932. Kerr Regional History Center collection.|
On May 1, 1918, Charles Schreiner et al sold the two lots this house sits on to Leroy D. Garrett for $500 ($100 cash, $400 in a lien). Then, on March 21, 1921, L. D. Garrett sold these two lots to A. C. Schreiner for $400 and on the same day Schreiner released the earlier lien.
Then, two months later, on June 28, 1921, L. D. Garrett purchased this property back from A. C. Schreiner for $3,300.
I can only surmise from this that Garrett sold the lots to A. C. Schreiner for the purpose of erecting a house, then bought it back when finished.
In 1963 L. D. "Dede" Garrett retired from the Chas. Schreiner Company after 54 years. The retirement announcement included the statement that he made his home at 1016 Main Street within one block of where he was born. He ws also a member of the firm of Garrett Insurance Agency.
Garrett lived here until his death in 1981. Members of the family continued to live here until 1991.
Since then it has been a commercial property.