John & Elizabeth Watterworth Residence

Watterworth House. (Image: Duluth Preservation Alliance.)
2105 East 2nd Street | Architects: Frederick German & A. Werner Lignell | Built: 1903 | Extant

German and Lignell decorated the Watterworth’s American Four Square home with hipped dormers sporting flared eaves, modillions, and pilasters setting off its three attic windows. John Watterworth — a contractor and partner in the firm of Watterworth & Fee — used his own firm to build the house. Three years later he moved his family into an almost identical home his company built at 2505 East Second Street. It cost him $1,000 more than the first.