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E. G. and Jean Hanna Clapp Sr. House

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1926, Beaver Wade Day for Toltz, King and Day; 2009 additions, Helenske Design Group (HDG). 623 8th St. S
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This ostentatious example of Federal Revival was constructed on 7th Street for Fargo banker L. B. Hanna by a Minneapolis firm and was later moved to this site by Edwin G. Clapp Sr., a son-in-law of Hanna’s. (A later Tudor Revival house designed for the Hanna family by William F. Kurke is on the adjacent property to the south.) The house is prominent for its size and for the expansive lawn development with reflecting pond formed from a shallow drainage swale, gatehouse pavilion, playhouse, and garage. The architect, Beaver Wade Day (1884–1931), was a fraternity brother of the client, and added to the fairly simple overall basic rectangular massing such Classical Revival motifs as the Palladian window groupings, pedimented entrance porches, and gabled dormers accentuated by six-over-six windows. Recent additions are generally well considered and architecturally sympathetic to the historic design concept.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "E. G. and Jean Hanna Clapp Sr. House", [Fargo, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 44-44.

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