West of Westcott
501 Euclid Ave
- Built: before 1908
- Architect: Unknown
This architect-designed house is one of the most attractive on Euclid. It is the only house on this block of Sumner Avenue built before 1908, and uses English Arts & Crafts elements, including half-timbering on the exterior, something that will become more common in the houses of Ward Wellington Ward and later Tudor Revival residences in the area.
Sumner Avenue marks the historic dividing line between the University Tract and the Westminster Tract. Today, it is also a fault line between mostly landlord-owned student housing to the west and a more general mix of student and family housing to the east. Close to Euclid Avenue the street boasts several impressive Arts & Crafts style houses; some of these have been much altered. More common are small cottage-like houses, some of which follow a type promoted by Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Magazine (and so are sometimes called “Stickley Bungalows”), and then were later popularized through various house catalogs. All the houses on this block of Sumner except the one on NE corner of Euclid (501 Euclid) were built after 1908 and mostly before 1920.