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Walter F. Fontaine House

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1925, Walter F. Fontaine. 211 Glen Rd.

Built in the latter part of his career as Woonsocket's premier architect, Walter Fontaine's own residence confirms his interest in understated stylistic elements (here nominally Neo-Tudor), his understanding of brick, and his skill in designing picturesque compositions. A two-story bay window locked into the entrance shelter is the fulcrum for a symmetrical vertical composition of openings under a tightly contained gable to the right and horizontal asymmetry under a skewed gable to the left, with one slope making a long slide over a glazed porch or garden room.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Walter F. Fontaine House", [Woonsocket, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-WO27.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 233-233.

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