Harper's; (1884-1885) Volume 70

Harper's; (1884-1885) Volume 70

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... the stained glass of which is scarcely excelled by modern manufacture. The interior makes a much more favorable impression. The hall, capable in itself _of containing several hundred persons on the occasion of a reception or other assembly, is massively pillared, and panelled in polished oak, ceiling and walls, and from it rises a broad, ornate staircase, which at half its flight diverges to the right and to the left, and ends in a spacious gallery. The rooms are commonplace, save the dining-i'oom, which is handsomely finished in oak, and has a lovely western outlook. An example of unusually good composition is the residence of Senator Pendleton, near Scott Circle, by Mr. Wyatt, of Baltimore. In it there is little applied ornamentation, and the twin oriel-windows in the front, and the balustraded porches and balconies stuck here and there, above the oriel and under the drawing-room and chamber windows, on the front of the bay, and in odd corners about it on every story, give it an extremely airy, cheerful, and inviting character. There is a. pretty sweep of lawn on the south, which is bounded in turn by the stately residence of Senator Cameron, of Pennsylvania. To the north is Mr. Rob eson's, and across the way is exSenat0r Windom's. The houses built for Colonel Hopkins and Lieutenant Miller by Mr. J. C. Cady, of New York, facing Dupont Circle, at the apex of Massachusetts and Connecticut Avenues, meet and solve an interesting problem. The two owners married sisters, and they desired a building which should combine two houses with the architectural etfectiveness of one facade. The design is old English, worked out in brick with brick trimmings, and conforms excellently to the shape of the lot, and to the fact that it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814509
  • 9781236814500