218 South Sergeant

Circa 1903 ~ American Foursquare: Classical elements

Architectural features, Oculus window, Art glass, Hitching posts

William Houk  1853 ~ 1911

A graduate of the Cincinnati Law School, he wed Edna Catherine Jackson in 1891. Mr. Houk consolidated several mining operations into the Conqueror Zinc Co. serving as its president with his wife as vice president. In 1905 he co-founded the Conqueror Trust Company, and was elected president. Mrs. Houk, was an early feminist, a prohibition activist, poet and writer of short stories. She published a book in 1893 called “Women Wealth Winners: How Women Can Earn Money.”