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Monday, October 29, 2018

J. J. Hale, Architect

Photo donated for use by Mrs. Tom Rath

"THIS PICTURE, taken in later years, is of J. J. Hale, the only full-time architect Defiance ever had.  His office and drafting room occupied the entire second floor of the two- story frame office building of the Tenzer Lumber Co. that once stood south of the plant.

It is thought this picture was taken about 50 years ago...

In the picture to the left is Mrs. Katherine (Andrew) Brown and to the right Mrs. Miriam (Andrew) Rath, grandchildren of Mr. Hale.

Architect Hale leaned toward the Queen Ann style of architecture."
Queen Anne architecture example

Source: Lloyd Tuttle, " A Backward Glance," Defiance Crescent News, August 31, 1964.

Looking around Defiance, expecially in the historic district, one might spot the characteristics of a Queen Anne home:

-Several stories, and usually with a wraparound or large porch
-Towers, often with cone shaped roof
-Turrent, a small tower that comes out of the top story or the roof
-A deep pitched roof with lots of irregular shapes
-Often gables and or dormer windows 

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