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Location 6

John & Ida Strack House

(SR) 1206 E. 5th Avenue

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Designed by John Strack, the 1907 home is an eclectic expression of the Colonial Revival style and is accentuated with architectural elements that reveal a mixture of influences from Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts and Prairie traditions. John Strack was part owner of the Riblet & Strack Company. John, and his wife Ida, lived in the house until her death in 1911 whereby John remarried Ella Williams and then divorced three years later. The house was then quit-claimed to Ella and subsequently sold in 1920. The Strack House is associated with the development of Liberty Park and the Liberty Place Addition and was one of the first homes built along East 5th Avenue.