Building Address:  211 Handsome Avenue

Section / Block / Lot: 

Surveyor’s Name:  Jackie Peu-Duvallon

Survey Date: March 2004

Building Type:  House

Owner’s Name:  

Building Name:  N/A

Date of Construction:  ca. 1870

Architect:  N/A

Building Dimensions:

No. of Floors:  3   

Decorative Features:  Hood moldings, wood cornice, cornice brackets, fascia trim, wrought iron cresting, spindle porch posts, vine brackets

Siding Material(s):  Wood clapboard  

Roof Style:  Mansard

Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle

Foundation:  Brick

Window Style(s):  1/1 double hung replacements, 2/1 double hung originals, transom

No. of Entrances and Placement:  One front door centrally placed on the east elevation

Chimneys and Placement:  Two interior brick chimneys, at the north and south façades.     
Condition: Good

Architectural Integrity:  High; the original roofing material and some of the windows have been replaced.

Architectural Style:  Second Empire

This house is a unique example of the Second Empire style in the neighborhood.   Standing three stories high and five bays wide, this house features an elegant Mansard roof punctuated by elaborate dormers with hood moldings. Also typical of the style, the house has a square, symmetrical massing and numerous elaborate decorations. The house is of frame construction and clad in white-painted wood clapboard with asphalt shingle roofing. The roof has a bracketed lower cornice and simple upper cornice topped by a wrought iron cresting. The wrap-around porch is supported by spindle posts with vine brackets and has a delicate spindle balustrade. The windows are one-over-one double hung replacements, except for the original two-over-two arched windows on the third floor.  Interior brick chimneys feature at the north and south elevations.

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