Tucker Winfield Apartment
The Tucker Winfield Apartment House is a four-unit brick building construction in 1939 by contractor H. M. Hargrave for owners Jim and Lorena Tucker. It was an excellent location for downtown office workers and government employees, only a few blocks to the new county courthouse and the state capitol complex. Downtown was once filled with these apartment houses, which provided touches of home for young women entering the work force. In 1945, Sophie Sidder Winfield bought the building as an income generator for her family after her husband died unexpectedly. In 1960, Mrs. Winfield transferred title to her son, Sam Winfield, who in turn left it to his niece – Sophie’s granddaughter – Elayne Winfield Lansford. The apartment house has been continuously occupied since 1940 and has been in the same family for 73 years.
The work of O’Connell Architecture at the Tucker Winfield Apartment House included restoration of the original doors and windows, oversight of masonry repointing, and preservation of original light fixtures and brass mailboxes. At the interior, wood floors were uncovered and refinished, and original features such as telephone nooks and ironing board cabinets were preserved. Interior features were painted using period-appropriate colors, and new kitchen cabinetry was built to replicate the original character.