|Howell House, Cincinnati, OH. 1870s. Photos: HABS|
|Photo: John Smith Photography|
This house (842 Dayton) was built in the late 1870s by Elizabeth Howell, although it is often known for being owned later by Louis Hauck. The design is very simple with round arched windows on the first floor and segmental arched windows on the second. The really interesting part is the entrance, which has heavy rusticated quoins surrounding the arched door. The play with rustication (exaggerating the joins between blocks of stone) is found in the over-sized voussoirs over the first floor windows. The brackets in this house are very strange, basically blocks of wood with finials that create a kind of fringe effect rather than a strong bracket division of cornice. The rustication is a feature especially found in Anglo-Italianate design, and the door, in some ways, resembles Federal designs.
|Gaussen House, Cincinnati, OH. 1868. Photo: HABS|