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American Foursquares

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c. 1920. 1442 and 1444 Washington Ave.
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

American Foursquare houses dot this neighborhood, but these two close neighbors are among the best examples. Both are brick, have extended front porches, and are covered with tiled, hipped roofs: green on 1442, red on 1444. Each also has a tile-roofed garage in the rear.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "American Foursquares", [Parkersburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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