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Zang House

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1889, William Lang. 1532 Emerson St. (NR)

Adolph Zang (see also DV096) commissioned this tall, narrow town house with a rough-faced rhyolite facade. Its steep-gabled front is embellished by a corner oriel window with a conical roof. The parapeted gable end is topped by a carved stone griffin that lends a Gothic shiver to the asymmetrical and sharply vertical facade. Three more of William Lang's town houses (1889–1890) survive two blocks west in the 1600 block of Washington Street, including his own home at 1626 Washington, with a dressed sandstone facade and stepped front gable end.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Zang House", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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