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George W. Littlefield House

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1893, James Wahrenberger; 1965 restoration, Wayne Bell
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)
  • (Photograph by Jason Coleman)

Major George W. Littlefield left this house and $1 million to the university. The sole survivor of a neighborhood once replete with grand Victorian mansions, the Littlefield House defies stylistic categorization. Its deep red brick, red sandstone, granite, tile, and iron wraparound porch elaborate a simple central-hall plan. Two towers, one round and one square, rise above the crested, multicolored slate roofs. The interior rooms are paneled with a variety of woods and tooled leather. Littlefield had the thirty-five-foot-diameter deodar cedar on the grounds shipped from the Himalayas.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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