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George W. Curtis House (now Clinton Women's Club)

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now Clinton Women's Club
c. 1880. 420 5th Ave. S.
  • George W. Curtis House (now Clinton Women's Club)
  • George W. Curtis House (now Clinton Women's Club)
  • George W. Curtis House (now Clinton Women's Club)
  • George W. Curtis House (now Clinton Women's Club)

What would have been aptly labeled a “substantial” dwelling of the decade of the 1880s, the George Curtis house is a textbook Queen Anne design in brick, stone, stucco and half-timbering, and fishscale shingles. On the east side an adventuresome third-floor porch projects out, supported by large consoles. All of the picturesque gable ends have varied patterns of half-timbering. The house also contains some excellent examples of leaded stained glass. The present entrance porch, slightly Craftsman in feeling, was added in the teens to replace the original wood porch. The adjoining coach house (now used as the Carriage House Theater) to the west of the house was designed around 1885 as a calmer version of the Queen Anne style by the Clinton architect Josiah L. Rice.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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