31 George Street

31 George Street is a two-story, three by three bay, gable-front dwelling with an ell extending from the south side of the building at the rear. It sits at the southwest corner of the intersection of George and Monroe Streets. The east-facing elevation contains stylistic elements such as Italianate door hood and bracketing. The ell was added to the original structure by 1890.1
31 George Street was built for GB Davis, a photographer, c. 1860.2 There was a structure on this site in 1853, but its footprint is substantially dissimilar to that of the current structure. At the turn of the 20th Century it was home to John T. Kelly, a carpenter. In 1910, Charles H. Hooper, unemployed, lived here. Mrs. Elizabeth (Crosby) Clark, who had been twice widowed, resided at 31 George in the 1920s and 1930s,3 purchasing the property in 1921. It continues to be owner-occupied to the present day.4
Advertisement from 1867 Burlington City Directory

1Hopkins Map, 1890.
2Presdee & Edwards Map, 1853; Beers Atlas Map, 1869; Burlington City Directories.
3Burlington City Directories.
4Burlington City Tax Assessors Records.

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