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1935, Stone and Pitts. 745 20th St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The standout house in Calder Place is the steel-framed, brick-faced house that Fred Stone's partner Llewellyn W. Pitts lived in briefly. It exemplifies the mannered rendition of traditional styles much admired in the 1930s. The house is a red brick cube, its proportions emphasized by a low-pitched pyramidal roof. Superimposed on the red cube are thick fluted pilasters of white-painted brick and a wide, white brick frieze articulated with spare ornament. The scale of the white-painted elements is bold, giving the compact house a nervous intensity not shared with its more conventional neighbors.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Beaumont, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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