—by Kate Feil, Story City Historical Society Director
This week we are featuring three of the 1913 homes located on Elm Ave, the M.G. Boyd Home (1104 Elm), the Martin Anderson Home (917 Elm), and the Andrew Langland Home (911 Elm). While researching through the 1913 Heralds, I did not find any information written about the building of these three homes. However, the location of all three homes was discovered in the Dec. 18th, 1913 Herald under a public notice from the County Auditor for assessed benefits in drainage district.
According to the 1914 Directory of Story County Iowa, M.G. Boyd was in real estate and Martin Anderson was retired. Andrew Langland was a contracting carpenter. He was the carpenter on at least two other homes built in 1913 including the J.H. Jacobson home and the Mrs. Bertha Johnson home.
If you would like to take a driving tour of all of the Century Homes and Buildings, maps are available at the Bertha Bartlett Public Library, 503 Broad St. or at the Carriage House Museum, 619 Grand Ave.
(This is the 10th in a series of articles featuring the various century homes and buildings of Story City, as compiled and researched by Story City Historical Society Director Kate Feil.)