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William Card House

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1811. 73 Division St.

The William Card House is a three-quarter house with the very refined detailing characteristic of the Federal style and windows framed almost flush with the clapboarding. Visually the near-flush effect enlarges the apparent size of the window by making it more integral with the plane of the wall, in contrast to the typical eighteenth-century treatment, which projects the window out from the wall, making wall and window opposed elements in separate planes.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "William Card House", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE69.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 538-539.

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