A blog devoted to American Italianate architecture of the 19th century. This blog features architectural analyses of Italianate domestic buildings with images, and historical information. My plan is to show the varieties, regional vernacular of Italianate architecture.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The George Bartles House, Flemington, NJ
The George Bartles House, Flemington, NJ. 1877 Photo: Wikimedia
The George Bartles house, built in 1877, is an important monument on Main Street in Flemington, a city full of significant historic houses. The house is a symmetrical plan villa and displays many characteristics of the architecture of the 70s. The facade is brick and is pierced with segmental arched windows with brownstone hood moldings. There is a central projection, seen on a lot of symmetrical homes, with an arched pediment above. The cornice is wood with c and s-scroll brackets and dentils, but unusually, the third floor segmental arch windows above the brownstone architrave molding disrupt the cornice with brick hood moldings. The whole is topped by a complicated cupola. Most interesting is the strapwork gingerbread on the porch which has very thin, elegant columns. The architect seems to have taken the round pediment as a theme: it is found on the projection as well as engaged in the center of the porch and on each side of the cupola cornice.