501 West First Street
Wild operated a lumber and brickyard in Cedar Falls at 324
State Street. Wild's brick factory and kiln were located
just west of this house, built for him by W.A. Robinson.
The Wild House is an elaborate example of the Queen Anne
style of architecture. It features an unusual gable arrangement,
ridgeline decoration, a wide range of texture changes in
the siding, square porch columns and a peculiar window that
completes a steeply tripped gable.
Wild needed such
a large house because his family included five boys and
four girls. Three of his sons later owned the Leader Shoe
Store, now the Miller Shoe Company at 319 Main Street.
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