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William Dean Howells House (Redtop)
Redtop is significant for both its architect, Charles F. McKim of New York, and its client, novelist William Dean Howells. McKim began experimenting here with simplified massing shown in the broad gable of the entrance elevation, deserting the more picturesque forms of his earlier work. Within, he provided a generous entrance hall wrapped by the staircase. Named Redtop for the cedar shingles that originally covered the roof and
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