The porch on this house was originally open with turned columns.
A Louden Machinery Company cupola is still visible on the northwest slope of the roof, which was apparently used for ventilation (see photo below).
The William Louden family built their home in close proximity to the factory, as was the custom for many 19th century industrialists.
Although William Louden was a mechanical genius, he never learned to drive an automobile and would walk all around town. He remained active with the company he founded until his death in 1931.
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