The next possible Waters' job is just across the street from the Grunske place but dates from 1908. The land west of Jackson Dr. and north of New York Avenue had been occupied for many years the the fair grounds, a large exhibition building and race course. About 1900 the grounds were moved north of Murdock Ave. between Jackson and Main Street. Soon many fine new house were being built along the west side of Jackson Drive one of them was for T. B. Waters the treasurer of the Foster Lothman Mill. Mr. Thomas B. Waters was not related to William Waters but Thomas had a fine house built and may have chosen William Waters, for the house featured many details often used by architect Waters.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Out on Jackson Dr.
Two more houses I believe to be the work of William Waters were built on Jackson Drive north of New York Avenue. The first one was constructed in 1890 for Mr. Gustav Grunske, a grocer turned teamster. The city directory of 1889 lists Mr Grunske as a grocer at 217 Pearl St. and living at the same address, the directory of 1891 lists him as a teamster living on Jackson Dr.
The house was extensively remodeled, perhaps in the 1960's or 70's and altered so much as to be nearly unrecognizable as a Queen Anne style much less a job by William Waters. I was unable to find a photograph of the building before modernization but I feel given what other Waters' designed houses of the time looked like it probably appeared much like the drawing.