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1108 7th Street

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c. 1910. 1108 7th St.

The asymmetrical yet carefully balanced facade of this house contrasts the taller mass of a recessed vertical bay to the left of the entrance with the projecting horizontal mass of an arcaded porch (with a sleeping porch above) to the right. The porch draws on the California Mission style but, unlike the earlier Gehring House, eliminates busy Arts and Crafts detailing for a reductively simple composition of planar arches set on thick columns with red foliated capitals. The architecture seems to look back to the structural expressionism of H.H. Richardson and forward to the modernist abstraction of Irving Gill in California. Set back 40 feet from the street, cubical house (with a hipped roof) is centered on its lot measuring 100 x 147.5 feet.

References

Historic Las Vegas, New Mexico: Along the Santa Fe Trail. Las Vegas, NM: Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, 1999.

Threinen, Ellen. Architecture and Preservation in Las Vegas: A Study of Six Districts. Las Vegas: Design Review Board, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1977.

Wilson, Chris (with Anita Vernon and Hilario Romero). Architecture and Preservation in Las Vegas, Volume II: New Districts, New Developments. Las Vegas: Design Review Board, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1982.

Wilson, Chris. “North New Town Historic District,” San Miguel County, New Mexico. National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form, 1982. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Regina N. Emmer
Coordinator: 
Christopher C. Mead
Regina N. Emmer
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Data

Timeline

  • 1909

    Built
  • 1983

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the North New Town Historic District

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Citation

Regina N. Emmer, "1108 7th Street", [Las Vegas, New Mexico], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NM-01-047-0067-11.

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