The house at 505 Bowles, Normal, IL was built from 1951 to 1953 by Raymond W. and Evelyn Pauline Esworthy on a lot purchased in 1950. An addition was added 1964 to 1965.

The collection contains records relating to the purchase of the lot and the building of the home at 505 Bowles Street. The documents are building permits, construction estimates and receipts relating to the original construction from 1951 to 1953. There is also documentation relating to the addition that was added in 1964-1965. The collection also contains receipts pertaining to work done to the home from 1951-1978.