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Klieves Brothers Houses

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c. 1885, attrib. Edward W. Wells. 2313 and 2315 Chapline St.
  • Klieves Brothers Houses (Michelle Krone)

The brothers Theodore and Bernard Klieves were partners in the construction firm of Klieves, Kraft and Company. Edward Wells, though not a partner, was the firm's architect and in all likelihood designed these identical twin houses. Their felicitous three-bay facades update the Wheeling Italianate idiom with snazzy Second Empire mansard roofs, complete with the most exuberant dormers this side of Paris.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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