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Charles E. Ware House

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1869, Ware and Van Brunt. 165 Mount Vernon St. at Brimmer St.

For their urban residential work, Ware and Van Brunt often featured a lively use of brick paneling in various geometric shapes and Néo-Grec ornament, such as sandstone doorway surrounds. The use of this ornament is particularly effective in the house for Dr. Charles E. Ware, an uncle of architect William Ware. For a corner lot backing onto River Street (now David G. Mugar Way), the side elevation steps back to allow for a small yard and a second entrance, possibly for a doctor's office. A high basement of rusticated sandstone and a mansard roof add to the building's imposing character.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Charles E. Ware House", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 119-120.

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