1427 Summerville Avenue1427 Summerville Avenue
Most of Cottontown is characterized by bungalows, cottages, and American Four Squares built from the 1910s through the early 1940s. However, as the neighborhood did not develop uniformly, certain parcels were not improved until after World War II. Among post-war housing options, Ranch Style residences, such as this ca.-1955 structure, proved popular for folks interested in embracing the latest fashion. Elongated and wide with low rooflines, such houses featured open floor plans, rear patios instead of front porches, and picture windows. Designed for efficient and casual living, such houses became synonymous with suburbs of the late 1940s through 1970s.