Eyre designed an aestheticized version of Venetian Gothic for Clarence Moore, son of Bloomfield Moore, for whom Furness had designed one of his most lavish houses (1872–1874), a house Louis Sullivan saw as “like a flower by the roadside.” The house was altered c. 1900 by Charles M. Burns and c. 1955 was demolished for the Philadelphia Health Center ( PH61; 510 S. Broad Street). It is likely that the son's house was intended to be as different as could be imagined. Eyre's color scheme was light in tone with yellow Pompeian bricks accented with limestone trim and exquisitely refined detail of the sort composed by young architects who had made the trip to Europe—where Eyre was born, in Italy.
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