George and Cora Snapp House

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George and Cora Snapp House — 257 North Raynor Avenue

257 North Raynor Avenue 

The George and Cora Snapp House is a 2½-story American Foursquare style frame structure (now aluminum-sided) built in 1911 on a Joliet limestone foundation. This property and the property at 255 N. Raynor Street comprise the Raynor's Addition Thematic District, which has historical significance as an example of early city planning by Dr. Raynor, who proposed the Raynor's Addition subdivision in 1872. The 60-acre subdivision employed a T-shaped alley design that allowed lots to have frontage on Raynor Avenue as well as the east/west side streets within the subdivision. Thus, Raynor Avenue became an attractive entry into the neighborhood. The property is a Local Landmark.