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Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook

The architect for this Federal Revival house, who studied at McGill University in Toronto & then in France, paid great attention to detailing, as beautifully evident here, both inside and out. On the outside, the entrance porch is particularly well handled, with sidelights and a semi-elliptical fanlight set within a Composite-order porch with elaborately turned balusters and urn finials. Above the entrance porch is a handsome Palladian window set within a semi-elliptical relieving arch with fan-pattern spandrel infill. Inside, the detailing is especially rich; staircase design was one of his favorite challenges, and this one illustrates the suavity of his abilities. Mr Gilman was vice president of Coated Textile Mills, Inc.

Mary A. Gowdey Library of House Histories

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