The Nelson Harrington House displays a number of features typical of polychromatic houses, such as the diamond-shaped panel below the front gable and the sawtooth-like quoining. Both devices are constructed of bricks whose color contrasts with those used in the rest of the house. Beyond the use of polychromatic and patterned brick, the house, by an Ontario immigrant, reflects the Ontario influence through the use of the steeply pitched, one-bay-wide gable typical of the rural Ontario Gothic Revival. Additionally the house's irregular T-plan is identical to that found on many of its Ontario predecessors.
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Nelson Harrington House
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