316 S. Charter St.

This 1890 Italianate with slight and very late Greek Revival transitional influence, with Classical Revival porch appears to have been added sometime between 1899 and 1909, is historically the Wilbur F. Stevenson Residence, the Shades, and the (Joseph R.) Faith Funeral Home.  Two stories, rectangular shape, with an original two story rear L-wing, truncated hip roof, pyramidal hip roof dormer.  Five bay symmetrical facade with prominent taller 1/1 double-hung sash on the first story central entrance with 4/4 double-hung sash from the left, then 1/1 in the two right bays.  Windows and door with deep wooden segmentally arched hood molds.  The wood cornice has paired brackets.  A central porch covers the middle three bays.  Four Iconic tapered posts line the front and two Iconic pilasters are at the facade plane.  A low balustrade line the porch.  The pyramidal hip roof dormer has three vents; the small cornice has brackets.  Side elevation windows are rectangular, without hoodmolds; as on the facade, they are a mix of 1/1 and 4/4 double-hung sash.  The paired bracketed cornices also have dentils  The cornice of the main house is continuous, also wrapping the rear two story wing, which is slightly recessed from the south elevation.  A one story truncated hip roof east side porch has been enclosed; four Iconic posts which match thoe of the facade porch remain with vinyl siding, a door, and two fixed sash located between the posts.  The porch cornice has single brackets.  A modern garage has been added to the rear.  This historic single family residence was converted for use as a funeral home by 1938, then later to offices.