Taken from Scientific American, Building Edition. October 1899

Photo of house

Photo of house

floor 1 plan

floor 2 plan


THE engravings shown on page 72, in this issue, illustrate a modern dwelling which has been recently completed for Messrs Gagnier & Angers, at Springfield, Mass. The design presented has a striking appearance and many excellent features, including a gambrel roof, bay windows, and a well-shaded piazza. The underpinning is constructed of brick laid up in red mortar. The superstructure is of wood. The first story is clapboarded on the exterior and painted a light pea green, with cream white trimmings. The second and third stories are covered with shingles and stained a moss green with mottled effect. The roof is covered with shingles and stained in harmony with the body color.

Dimensions: Front, 31 ft.; side, 39 ft. 6 in., not including piazza. Height of ceilings: Cellar, 7 ft.; first story, 9 ft. 6 in. ; second, 9 ft. ; third, 8 ft.

The interior arrangement is most excellently arranged. The large reception hall is a feature of this house. It contains a nook with paneled seats, a lobby with coat closet and an entrance to parlor, and an ornamental staircase winding around fireplace, with a bay window thrown out at side and provided with seat. The fireplace is built of brick, with facings and hearth of pressed brick, and is provided with a handsome oak mantel. The trim of hall is also of oak. The parlor is trimmed with pine and treated in old ivory white. The dining-room is trimmed with butternut, finished in its natural state. The kitchen, etc., are trimnied with whitewood, treated natural. These apartments are furnished with the best modern conveniences complete.

The second floor is treated in tints of colors in a delicate manner, and it contains a large sitting-room, three bedrooms, and bathroom. The latter is wainscoted and furnished with porcelain fixtures and exposed nickelplated plumbing. The third floor contains two bedrooms and ample storage space. A cemented cellar contains furnace, laundry, and other necessary rooms. Cost, $4,500 complete.

The house was designed and built by Messrs. Gagnier & Angers, builders, of Springfield, Mass.

Our engravings were made direct from photographs of the building, taken specially for the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.

Note: This house is unidentified and its location in Springfield is unknown.