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c. 1920. 411 Main St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Distinctive bungalows are encountered in many North Dakota communities, but the low, spreading form of this Arts and Crafts-influenced house virtually defines the style. Rafter tails are exposed at the eaves, with projecting brackets below the low-sloped gables. Windows are grouped into sets with prominent trim above the lintels that sharply contrasts with the clapboard walls. The broad, open porch has low brick walls, supporting squat corner posts with a tapered beam above. The overall effect is broad, sheltering, gracious, and comfortable. Bungalow designs were widely available in popular literature at the time this house was built, and this residence may be a pattern-book design.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Bungalow", [Ellendale, 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, 218-218.

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