The O'Conner House
707 South 15th Street
Built by C. E. and Madeline O'Connor during the depression, this home is located in the area previously known as the Parkview Subdivision of Palatka Heights. The Connor House reflects the return of interest in homes built in the 20's and 30's. The exterior style of the building is "Minimal Traditional", a simplified form loosely based on the previously fashionable Tudor style. These homes generally have a dominant front gable like the Tudor, but the roof pitch is lowered and the facade is simplified by omitting most of the traditional detailing.
Don't let the simplified facade fool you. The interior of the home is rich in details. It boasts of heart pine floors, natural fir doors and trim, arches and even a telephone nook. The original Art Deco light fixtures are still in use in several rooms in the house.
The O'Connor house is a good example of the beauty and simplicity of homes built in the 30's. It has had only one addition to the original structure and that was made by the O'Connors in 1950. The current owners, Eddie Collins and his wife, Deborah Yates, purchased the house in 1994 and have worked to the restore the house to its original charm
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Last updated 03/27/02
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