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Henry and Mary La Grandeur House

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1913. 203 Elm St.

This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled bungalow is an unusually well-detailed expression of the Craftsman style. The full-width brick front porch with arched openings is a classic trait, as is the dormer with flared eaves that dominates the roof. Layered false beams protrude beneath the dormer windows, and scalloped and pierced bargeboards rise to meet at a knobbed pendant. On the sides, the false half-timbered second story overhangs the first, resting atop decorative beams. These details evoke a Swiss chalet, suggesting the ties between the Craftsman mode and the various period-revival styles that also flourished as part of the wider Arts and Crafts movement.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Henry and Mary La Grandeur House", [Somerset, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-SC5.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 381-382.

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