When the term “Queen Anne” was applied to a building in the 1880s and 1890s, it meant different things in different instances. But certainly one of the constant qualities of the style was its essential variety and pictur-esqueness. At times the variety and richness seemed quite mad; on other occasions, such as in the McHenry house, the picturesque was handled with reserve, even great subtlety. The surfaces of this house, varied in form, provide a wonderful sequence of different materials: clapboard and shingles. This concern for geometric patterning continues even in the surfaces of the brick chimneys.
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