Taken from Scientific American, Building Edition. October 1900
Photo of house
floor 1 plan
floor 2 plan
Photo of carriage house
Carriage house plan
A RESIDENCE AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
We present as the subject for illustration, on page 72, in this issue, a residence erected for Henry Marsh, Esq., at Springfield, Mass. The design presented is excellent in its treatment, and a happy combination of both the Colonial and classic style of architecture is secured.
The underpinning is built of brick, laid up with red mortar. The superstructure is covered on the exterior frame with sheathing, paper, and clapboards. It is painted a deep Colonial yellow, with light buff trimmings. The roof is covered with shingles, and left to weather finish natural.
Dimensions: Front, 45 ft.; side, 42 ft., not including piazza. Height of ceilings: Cellar, 7 ft.; first story, 10 ft.; second, 9 ft.; third, 8 ft., 6 in.
The hall is entered through a lobby with mosaic tiled floor and paneled walls and ceiling. On either side of lobby there is provided a lavatory and coat closet. Upon entering the building there is found a broad platform, from which rise three steps to level of main hall. This hall is trimmed with oak, and it has a paneled wainscoting, massive ceiling beams, and a massive carved mantel. Paneled seats are provided on either side of fireplace.
The staircase is a handsome one, rising up to a broad landing provided with seats and a cluster of windows. The newels and balusters are neatly turned.
The parlor is treated in old ivory white in a delicate manner. The library is trimmed with cherry, and furnished with an open fireplace, with tiled hearth and facings, and mantel.
The dining room is trimmed with oak, and it has a paneled wainscoting and ceiling beams. It contains a bay window, thrown out, with flower shelf. China closets, with leaded glass doors, are provided in either corner of dining room.
The kitchen and its apartments are trimmed and wainscoted with hard pine and finished natural. These apartments are fitted up in the best possible manner.
The second floor contains four large bedrooms, treated in white enamel, with porcelain fixtures and exposed nickelplated plumbing.
The third floor contains one bedroom, billiardroom complete, and ample storage. A cemented cellar contains laundry, furnace, and other necessary apartments.
Cost, complete, $9,000, including steam heat, which cost $650. Mr. G. Wood Taylor, architect, Springfield, Mass. The contractors were as follows: A.B. Root, builder; J.U. Kennely, plumber; George R. Estabrook, heating, by the Richmond boiler, steam system.
Our engraving was made direct from a photograph of the building, taken specially for the Scientific American.
Note: This house is at 92 Sumner Ave, in the Forest Park neighborhood.
A MODERN STABLE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
We present on page 73, in this issue, a modern stable, which has been erected for Henry Marsh, Esq., at Springfield, Mass. The design presented is exceptionally good for a carriage house and table, and is treated in harmony with the residence to which it belongs, and which we also illustrate on page 72 in this issue.
The underpinning is built of brick, with stone footings. The superstructure, of wood, is covered with sheathing, and then clapboarded and painted a dull Colonial yellow, with light buff trimmings. The roof is covered with shingles and is finished natural.
The building is 28 feet deep and 48 feet wide. The interior is ceiled up with narrow beaded yellow pine, finished natural with hard oil. The building contains a large carriage room, with all the proper fixtures and conveniences, and a stable provided with one single stall and two box stalls, harness closets, etc.
Stairs lead to hayloft and to man's room on second floor. Cost of stable, $2,500 complete. Mr. G. Wood Taylor, architect, of Springfield, Mass.
Our engravings were made direct from photographs of the building, taken specially for Scientific American.