Austin and Tilla Holtan
Most of the houses along the three blocks of Giles Street within the district were built between 1901 and 1913; the Holtan House was among the first.
The spacious building on a corner lot has many fine details on its late Queen Anne exterior. The broad end-gable is filled with narrow half timbering. There are wide bargeboards at the gable ends and at the third-story dormers. A wrap-around porch has columns with Doric capitols.
Austin Holtan was a tobacco dealer. John Holtan, Austin's brother, resided at 1004 E. Main. Ole Holtan, another brother, resided at 1016 E. Main St. Ole was also a tobacco dealer and he and his wife Sophia Holtan had five children.