2nd Empire style house. Unidentified owner



2nd Empire style house. Unidentified owner


G.R. Swain


2nd Empire Style house in New England. The house is an elaborate two story Four over Four structure with an extended two story front bay surrounding the main entrance and extending through the roof, which is a shingled Mansard roof style. Two interior chimney rise out of the ridge line on the roof and pedimented wall dormers can be seen on the roof. The front facade has a denticulated cornice and two story pilasters. The first floor windows are floor to ceiling height while the second story has more standard sized windows. Two wings extend off the side of the house and it appears that the structure is abandoned because the lawn is not maintained and the walkway is cracked. Several women can be seen looking in the windows of the house. Slide labeled with text, "Made by G.R. Swain, 713 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan." Swain was staff photographer at U of M from 1913 to 1947.

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Black and White Positive Lantern Slide


Four over Four Architecture; High Style; Upper Class; New England

Collection Location

Box 90


New England, United States

Exact Date

Exact Date Unknown

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Rachel Ellenson

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