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Alfred and Clara Sevareid House

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1913, A. W. Nelson, builder. 405 2nd St. W
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Sevareid house is an excellent example of Craftsman bungalow in a residential neighborhood located northwest of the central business district. The design may have come from a pattern book or from a company offering bungalow construction packages. The east-facing front gable encloses a sunporch, with a band of four windows in the second story and curved rafter ends at the eaves. The house is elaborated with decorative rafter ends in the eaves, ornamental flowerets on the front, and high-quality woodwork inside. A rear library was added shortly after the house was built and probably at the same time that the front porch was enclosed. The foundation has a veneer finish of concrete, covering sandstone blocks quarried three miles southwest of town. The house was the boyhood home of broadcast journalist Eric Sevareid.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Alfred and Clara Sevareid House", [Velva, 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, 124-124.

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