Attorney Louis Sanders, who resided next door, owned this lot in 1905. Likely constructed that year, this one-and-one-half-story residence became home to fellow attorney John E. Corette in 1906. By 1910, Howard Music Company president John Howard had purchased the house, where he lived with his wife Blanche, their one-year-old daughter, and live-in servant Lydia Nevin, a nineteen-year-old immigrant from Sweden. The residence reflects the evolving tastes of the early twentieth century. By 1906, the complicated lines of the Queen Anne style had begun to fall out of fashion in favor of simpler, more austere designs. This transitional residence refers to the Queen Anne style with its eclectic mix of materials and textures. These include the randomly coursed cut-stone foundation, a first floor of brick, cedar and fish-scale shingles, a decorative sun-ray motif, and false Tudor molding in the gable peak. At the same time, the symmetrical façade, Tuscan columns, and triangular pediment marking the porch entrance reflect the growing popularity of a more classical aesthetic.