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.
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E. G. and Jean Hanna Clapp Sr. House
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