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Fort Henry Club

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c. 1850. 1902, Edward B. Franzheim. 1923, Charles W. Bates. 1324 Chapline St.
  • Fort Henry Club

At least two early-twentieth-century remodelings were undertaken to adapt what was originally a two-story, five-bay brick house for use as an exclusive downtown club. The extensive renovations, mostly neoclassical or Georgian Revival in spirit, include a giant-order Ionic portico, upper stories, side wings, rear additions, and a new entrance. The pedimented Ionic frontispiece behind the portico is almost identical to one that architect Franzheim added to the Oglebay Mansion ( WH76.1) at the same time.

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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