305 N 2ND ST
Architecture and History Inventory
Historic Name: J. T. Tenny House
Reference Number: 2542
Location (Address): 305 N 2ND ST
Year Built: 1904
Historic Use: house
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Property Type: Building
Wall Material: Wood Shingle
Other Buildings On Site:
National/State Register Listing Name: TENNY, DR. J. T., HOUSE
National Register Listing Date: 1982-05-13
State Register Listing Date: 1989-01-01
National Register Multiple Property Name: Multiple Resources of Alma
Dr. John T. Tenney came to Alma in 1901 to help his brother Dr. Jacob S. Tenney with his growing practice. In 1904 he married Rose, the daughter of Martin and Magdalina Polin and they had this late Queen Anne house with wood siding and shingled gable ends built for them. They had only resided here together for less than a year when Rose died in December of 1905. Dr. Tenney left Alma shortly after her death.
The exterior features an oriel window to the north that makes a window seat on the stairway landing. The front porch extends the length of the house while the second story porch is cantered between the gabled ends producing window seats in the interior. There are many stained glass, leaded and beveled glass windows including an oval stained glass window in the bathroom. The original hardware remains and the interior features an ornate rail and bannister, a sliding pocket door between the living room and dining room, and the formal dining room contains a clover-shaped window in the entrance door from the kitchen.
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