Symmetrical one-story additions on either side of the Grant house nearly a century after its placement in the center of a double lot are complementary modern interpretations of its simple Victorian proportions, forms, and details. The original owner was his own builder, erecting a particularly well-proportioned two-story, three-bay brick house for $4,000. His choices of stock cast-iron door and window hoods and wood bracketed cornice resulted in a pleasant interplay between naturalistic molded curves of the windows, stylized incised ornament over the door, and the layered, lathe-turned, and carved entablature and cornice. The elegance and simplicity of the Italianate style flat front was a perennial favorite in the neighborhood, witnessed by this very late example.
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James H. Grant House
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