Many thanks for the tips and offer of help.
Property placed in service (available for renting): 4-11-2014
Stopped depreciation of property on 12-31-2014, property sat vacant, not used personally, not tenanted
Cost basis: $270,804, Land: $18,994, Structure: $251,810
Depreciation during 2014: $4,459 (40 years , MM, S/L), Prior year depreciation: 0
In addition, furnishings cost basis $1,566, Depreciation during 2014: $109 (7 years, MQ, S/L)
Another issue I run into is that the depreciation period changes to 30 years if I start finagling, e.g., showing placed in service date to 4-11-2018 to avoid the gap years of 2015-2018, etc.