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Craftsman Eclectic House (1905-1930)

Reference: A Field Guide to American Houses, Virginia & Lee McAlester, 1984. Craftsman houses were inspired primarily by the work of two California brothers—Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. It is the second style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and part of the Modern tradition of architecture. This is the most dominant style for smaller houses built throughout the country and excellent Midwest examples can be found in Hyde Park south of 39th street. Porch supports are short, square upper columns rest upon more massive piers, or upon a solid porch balustrade. Among the most distinctive features of the style are the junctions where the floor joins the wall, which are almost never boxed or enclosed. The roof has a wide eave overhang with actual rafter ends exposed or false rafter ends added. Secondary influences such as Tudor false half-timbering, Swiss balustrades or Oriental roof forms are also sometimes seen.

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808 E. 43rd Street

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4034 Holmes Street

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4111 Holmes Street

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4233 Holmes Street

4226 Charlotte Street
4226 Charlotte Street