Building Address:  259 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. 1920

Architect:  N/A

Building Dimensions:

No. of Floors:  1.5   

Decorative Features:  Exposed rafters, shutters, fascia trim, eave brackets, square columns, and exterior window and door moldings.

Siding Material(s):  Wood clapboard

Roof Style:  Gable

Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle

Foundation:  Concrete block

Window Style(s):  1/1 double hung replacements, multilights, casements

No. of Entrances and Placement:  One front entrance on the east elevation.

Chimneys and Placement:  One interior brick chimney

Condition:  Excellent

Architectural Integrity:  High – Moderate; the house is largely unaltered except for the replacement of its original windows and roofing material, and a shed dormer toward the rear of the house on the south façade.

Architectural Style:  Bungalow

This Craftsman Bungalow stands one-and-a-half stories and features signature decorative elements such as braces and exposed rafters. The overall form of the roof is that of a gable, but the house also features a hip-roofed extension on the south façade. The roof has a low pitch and wide eaves that feature exposed rafters. The handsome integrated porch is supported by square columns. Slender braces feature at the eaves.  The house is clad in beige-painted wood clapboard with white trim. A three-sided window bay features on the front façade; the narrow windows are surrounded by stylized moldings. Most of the windows are one-over-one double hung replacements, but some original multilight casements remain. The house has one interior brick chimney that rises through the hipped extension. A shed dormer toward the rear of the house on the south façade appears to be the only substantial alteration.

Historical Background
George A. Morrison converted the Powell Estate into the Cedarshore, a summer hotel c. 1913. In c. 1920 Morrison constructed several summer “bungalows” including this one.

Source: “Cedarshore” by Webb N. Morrison.

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