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Collection name:
Alice Weston Great Houses
Record:
Work Record ID:
71
Reproduction Record ID:
71
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
house
Title:
May House
Title Type:
preferred
Creator:
Adkins, John Scudder, active 1920s
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1910-1912
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Avondale (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
3723 Washington Ave., Avondale (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Style Period:
Beaux-Arts
Culture:
American
Subject:
engaged columns
Subject:
dormers
Subject:
arches
Subject:
Avondale (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Subject:
formal gardens
Subject:
faience tile
Description:
"The May House is located in the western part of northern Avondale, where the terrain is fairly hilly. Framed by trees, it is set diagonally on the lot to face the corner intersection, which is marked by a graceful wrought-iron arch on stone gateposts. The house forms a compact but richly ornamented limestone block, its formality enlivened by a green glazed-tile roof. The central section of the facade has the full panoply of Beaux-Arts classicism, with engaged columns, urns, carved swags and panels, and volute-framed dormers. This central "pavilion," with its restrained but carefully calculated rectangular and curved rhythms, is flanked by barely projecting wings. Everything is governed by fine proportions and high-quality craftsmanship. The internal arrangements dictate a much less orderly massing at the back of the house, but the handsome detached garage with chauffeur's quarters has a cubical form that echoes the main block. A small formal garden is centered on the room-size side-porch off the living room to the right."
Information Source:
Langsam, Walter E. Great Houses of the Queen City: Two Hundred Years of Historic and Contemporary Architecture and Interiors in Cincinnati and Northern Kentuchy. Cincinnati, OH: The Cincinnati Historical Society, 1997.
Reproduction Creator:
Weston, Alice, 1926
Reproduction View:
Front facade
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction Information Source:
Photograph collection of Cincinnati Museum Center-Cincinnati Historical Society Library.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
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May House