This 1-story vernacular Greek Revival home is very similar to the two I posted yesterday, particularly the Landsberger-Fite-Anderson House, as both are built of brick laid in common bond. All three of these homes are one story, three-ranked, central hall structures with gable end chimneys and low-pitched roofs, likely built in the 1850s. They may not be as impressive as larger Greek Revival homes with two-story porticos and more ornate details, but I believe they are just as interesting and important because they represent a part of history that is too often overlooked - ordinary people, ordinary life, and ordinary architecture, of the 1850s, in this case. Houses like these have become a rarity, particularly in largely preserved and unaltered condition, and I think they are very much under appreciated.
The Landsberger-Fite-Anderson House is a small, vernacular Greek Revival home most likely built in 1855 for Moses Landsberger when he purchased this lot (number 127 of the original town lots) for $1,300 from Edwin Arnold. The house is constructed of handmade brick laid in common bond. It has its original front and back doors, louvered shutters (including those covering the front doors), and nine-over-nine windows. A couple of the home's most interesting features are the wood lintels with bull's-eye decorative details and the slightly recessed Greek Revival entry with narrow sidelights.
A few more houses today- a cozy house which was a gift from a granddaughter to her grandparents, who recently moved from their longtime home. And another pair of lovely homes, also commissions from Christmas. All special gifts I loved being a part of! #love#laurawalshillustration
Teamwork makes the dream work 👊🏼 This custom light fixture started with a photo our home owner shared as inspiration. This is the resulting efforts of our trim carpenter, painter, and lighting consultants’ creativity. I love it... but more importantly, our homeowners love it! It was just what they wanted! #jimwilliamsconstruction