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1775. Two stages in Philadelphia Georgian row-house design. 49, 50 1621 Thames Street. Baltimore, Maryland. 1798 remodeling of 1760s structure. 28 RESIDENTIAL— GEORGIAN 51 Chancellor Kensey Johns House. Newcastle, Delaware. 1790. A combination house and office, with handsome woodworking and Flemishbond brickwork. 0 t i 52 Rockford. Lancaster vicinity, Pennsylvania. 1794. Georgian style in rural Pennsylvania, with cautious but accomplished styling, including paneled door and shutters, keystone in flat-arched window head, neat portico.

The cross gable in the center of the facade characteristic feature; its incline rated by a bargeboard usually deco- is (wood trim carved in a curvilinear pattern reminiscent of Gothic tracery) [91]. Plan added Freed from the confines of the simple rechouse plan has a com- tangle, the Early Victorian with unpredictable projections and setbacks for wings, rooms, and bays. Complex massing and a picturesque silhouette, allow practical advantages in variety in room size, convenience in layout, and multiple exposures for plicated outline most rooms.

Roman Painesville, Ohio. 1829. Dr. John tympanum ' i A Doric order, with applied pilasters and it is a curious feature on a temple window does provide attic light. pedimented gable. j Mathews House, Painesville, Ohio; 1829. i CRFXK K (VIVA Charles Clapp House. 65 Portland, Maine. 1833. In an ingenious variation of the temple front, the side bays are recessed and flanked on the outer sides by freestanding Ionic columns. The corners of the house itself are marked by pilasters. 10 '*" Charles Clapp House, Portland, Maine; 1833.

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