The Kingsman house partakes of two traditions, standing between late Victorian eclecticism and the Neoclassicism of the new century. Clarke simplified and abstracted the vocabularies of each, retaining some forms (the two-story semicircular bay) and surface treatments (rusticated limestone basement walls and frieze) of the Victorian era but introducing new compositional devices (pyramidal ordering of windows on the eastern two-thirds and an odd sunken bay window) and depending on architectural rather than sculptural details (smooth limestone for intermediate belt courses, quoins at the entrance, and sawtooth gabled dormer windows). The cost of this double house was $8,000, with the lower story equipped for the doctor's office.
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Dr. Richard Kingsman House and Office
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