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William Hutton House

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1891, Warring Brothers. 1012 Massachusetts Ave. NE
  • William Hutton House (Pamela Scott)

The Warring Brothers, architects and builders, designed the capacious Hutton house in the Colonial Revival style and erected it in brick for $3,500. Its three-story, three-bay format retains some late Victorian forms and details, principally a double-story semicircular bay and small square panes in upper sashes of windows on the first and second stories, an echo of the Queen Anne style. As was common on Washington Colonial Revival houses, decorative and structural elements from both the eighteenth-century American Georgian style and its successor the Federal style have been freely combined on the Hutton house facade. The robustness of some of these details, such as the modillion cornice, and the delicacy of others, the decorated limestone lintels and door arch, are not truly integrated into a unified whole but coexist as harbingers of a new age.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "William Hutton House", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 257-258.

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