You are here

Edward H. Schermerhorn House (Chepstow)

-A A +A
Chepstow
1860, George Champlin Mason, Jr. Narragansett Ave.
  • Edward H. Schermerhorn House (Chepstow)
  • Edward H. Schermerhorn House (Chepstow)
  • Porch
  • Entrance foyer
  • Sun room

Sitting on its broad lawn, Chepstow suggests the typical summer cottage before the advent of the vernacular and decorative impulses of Stick, Queen Anne, and Shingle styles. The correctly French, flared mansard roof over a heavy, bracketed cornice tops its massively singular block. Every attempt is made here at imposing grandness, as the building is sheathed in smooth, horizontal boards, lending the exterior a hint of simple planar masonry. Chepstow is the kind of substantial residence that George Mason, Sr., designed for a large number of clients throughout the city in the mid-nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

William H. Jordy et al., "Edward H. Schermerhorn House (Chepstow)", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE134.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 558-558.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,