Taken from Scientific American, Building Edition. April 1900

Photo of house

floor 1 plan

floor 2 plan


We present herewith in this issue, on page 72, a modern dwelling which has recently been completed for the Forest Park Heights Land Company, at Springfield, Mass. The design is attractive and pleasing, and it has many excellent features, while the plans are most excellently arranged The underpinning is built of red brick, laid up in red mortar. The exterior above is sheathed, papered, and then shingled and stained a Van Dyke brown, while the trimmings are painted a buff color. The roof is shingled and stained red.

Dimensions: Front, 33 ft.; side, 42 ft., not including piazza. Height of ceilings : Cellar, 7 ft.; first story, 9 ft.; second, 8 ft. 6 in.; third, 8 ft.

The interior is trimmed throughout with whitewood. The hall contains an ornamental staircase, separated from the hall proper by columns rising to ceiling, and provided with spindle transoms. This hall has a small flower bay window thrown out at side. The parlor and dining-room, of good dimensions, are furnished with open fireplaces, provided with tiled hearth and facings, and mantels of excellent design. The kitchen and pantries are conveniently arranged, and furnished with all the necessary fixtures complete.

The second story contains five bedrooms, with ample closets and bathroom; the latter wainscoted and furnished with porcelain fixtures and exposed nickelplated plumbing.

The third floor contains the servants' quarters and ample storage space. A cemented cellar contains furnace, laundry, and other necessary rooms.

Mr. Louis F. Newman, architect, 21 Elm Street, Springfield, Mass.

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

Note: This house is at 36 Magnolia Terrace.