Constructed ca. 1932, this wood frame multiple-family residence is located along the south side of W Mercer Place. The site slopes downward from east to west, with a steep drop to the south down to Elliott Avenue W. The building is built out nearly to the lot lines and features a steeply pitched cross gable roof along its front.
There is a pyramidal roofed projection with a flared pitch and flush eaves at the east end with an overhanging front gable second-story portion at the west end and a flat roof with parapets over the rear. A pent roof extends across the front facade between the two end projections. The sloped roofs are clad in asphalt composition shingles; the flat portion is clad with asphalt composition roofing.
The two-story building with a full basement stands on a board-formed, poured concrete foundation and has a square plan. It is a platform frame structure clad with clinker brick veneer at the basement, first story, and east end of the second story, stucco with wood timber quoins at the outer corners on the west end projection, and half timbering and stucco along the front facade below the pent roof, with horizontal lap siding on the wall above the pent roof. The horizontal siding has wavy lower edges which are either live edge wood (the outer trunk once the bark has been removed) or a finished edge intended to mimic a live edge. Along the east side, as the clinker brick transitions to common brick along the rear portion, decorative sets of three darker stepped brick rows continue the visual patterning from the front facade.
Tall, leaded-lite wood sash windows provide day lighting. An oriel window with a decorative supporting bracket projects on the front west end of the second story, and another on the first story, front façade. Window openings in the brick portions have rowlock sills with flat headers and wood brick moldings.
Metal balconies project off the rear facade. A multi-lite door flanked by tall narrow leaded lites provides access to the interior. A flight of concrete stairs with metal hand railings lead to the doorway. A decorative sconce above the doorway provides illumination at the entry.
Alterations include vinyl windows on the side facade and an added front wood balcony (possibly replacing a previous metal balcony) at the front facade (east end). The stucco has been redone at the front gable.
The building retains moderate integrity and is a good representative of a Tudor Revival multiple family building.