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The Brayton House (James P. Brayton House)

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James P. Brayton House
c. 1889. 516 College Ave. SE

This monumental wooden Classical Revival house resembles some built from the mail-order architectural drawings of David S. Hopkins. A center gambreled gable with a Palladian window projects from the side-gable building. This is fronted by a giant balustraded portico with paired colossal Ionic columns. One-story, flat-roofed porches supported by paired Doric columns and piers flank the portico. The entrance is surmounted by a shell ornament and has decorative sidelights. Ionic pilasters mark the corners of the house and dentils run along the ample cornice beneath projecting eaves.

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Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "The Brayton House (James P. Brayton House)", [Grand Rapids, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-KT36.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 258-258.

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