The economic panic of 1893 had lasted a number of years and recovery was underway by 1896, with more construction of all kinds. Architect Waters designed a bank in Waupaca, a summer retreat for the Jesuits and a school in Oshkosh. Styles were changing as well, Queen Anne was passe, replaced by Colonial Revival and Neoclassical styles. An emerging style of house at that time was what has been dubbed the American Foursquare but perhaps known by another moniker at the time. Mr. Waters drew plans for many fine homes based on the Foursquare style, the Frank Lake residence on Menasha's Park Street being one of the best. It was a large house with many windows, especially on the front elevation which faced the park to the west. A full porch, five windows on the second floor and grand dormer dominated the front of the building. The first floor was clad with clapboard and the upper stories with shingles. It was enlarged at sometime but the addition was seamless.