The Smith-Cox House demonstrates the class divisions present in early Aurora (known then as Fletcher). This house embodies the Folk Victorian architectural style, which borrows Queen Anne Victorian and incorporates them into folk houses. Folk houses usually have a simple floor plan and short stature, both seen in the Smith-Cox House. The east-facing façade of the Smith-Cox House is the most decorated; differentiated shingle shapes surround the second-story bay window, radiating brick arches top the windows, and cut rhyolite forms the window sills and front threshold. All the first story windows match in design. This house is named for the Smith family, the first owners, as well as the Cox family, members of whom both pursued careers in metropolitan trolley car transportation.