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Reece House

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1883. 415 S. Summit Ave.

As with several other houses in the city, the designer of this dwelling settled on the older Italianate style, but he slightly modernized it to bring it up into the 1880s. The center projecting pavilion has a wide, low-pitched roof, a form that seems almost to be Colonial Revival rather than Italianate. Thin horizontal windows have been injected within the entablature, and instead of brackets, the roof soffit is articulated by thick projecting rafter tails. Though there are paired wood piers on the porch running across the front of the house, the porch seems more in the Queen Anne style than the Italianate.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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