|The George Reuling House, Baltimore, MD. 1860|
The other floors proceed as expected. The facade might be stuccoed or painted; it is hard to tell. The window surrounds of the house are very spare, with plain moldings, brackets, and cornices, as is the main entablature and cornice. Considering it is next door to a rather exuberant house, it might be that Dr. Reuling preferred to create a contrast with restrained ornament. The door has an interesting vestibule, as it is arched and inset into the facade like many Baltimore doors. This image shows that there is a small saucer dome, pendantives, and arched panels in the entryway, a particularly elaborate feature. The glass also seems to be etched. I found an image on Flickr of the house's staircase and hallway that shows many of the architectural details may be intact. Again, Baltimore does not disappoint with a good example of Anglo-Italianate design, so significant to that city.