616 and 624
Dahlby (616) and Flom (642)
The Queen Anne Style Dahlby and Flom houses are typical of many of those built around 1900 throughout the area. Likely constructed by one of the Stoughton builders (such as Holmstad, Hill, or Jenson), the designs were usually derived from popular pattern books. A spindled front porch, irregular plan, and hip-and-gable roof were standard features. Although this house style was quite standard in the 1890s, a revolution was underway. Nearby, the Swan House at 105 W. Prospect (1911) and the Patterson House (1912) at 716 W. Patterson well demonstrate the new ideas.
The Dahlbys and Floms were all natives of Norway. Ole, a tailor, and Anna Dahlby owned 616. Ole and Martha Flom were retired when the 1906 Stoughton directory was published.