63 Fremont Place

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In the latter half of 1998, this much-added-onto house, built late in the history of Fremont Place on a subdivision of the large lot once belonging exclusively to #61, received a McMansion-worthy portico that may or may not have improved its appearance. While images of its original visage have not turned up, the initial incarnation of #63 was built in 1954 as a typical modern suburban house, one with a garage not in the back but right up front, the lawn given over to automobiles. A very early owner if not the builder was Austrian-born casket manufacturer Martin Winkler, who remained in there until his death in his 91st year on December 11, 1989; his wife, Blanche, had died in July 1987.





Illustration: Private Collection