Taken from Scientific American, Building Edition. July 1903

Photo of house

floor 1 plan

floor 2 plan


THE residence which is illustrated on page 13 has been erected for W. L. Sadler, Esq., at Springfield, Mass.

The house is designed with Colonial detail. The underpinning is built of red brick and is laid in red mortar. The superstructure is of wood, and the exterior is covered with matched sheathing, good building paper, and clapboards laid four inches to the weather. This clapboarding is painted a Colonial yellow, and the trimmings are painted an ivory white. The roof is covered with shingles, and is stained a moss green.

Dimensions: Front, 40 ft. 8 in.; side, 46 ft. 7 in., exclusive of piazza. Height of ceilings Cellar, 7 ft.; first story, 10 ft.; second, 9 ft.; third, 8 ft.

The vestibule is trimmed with quartered oak, and has a paneled wainscoting and an oak floor. The hall and the reception-room, which are thrown into one room, are trimmed with quartered oak, and are provided with paneled wainscotings, 4 ft. 6 in. in height, and ceiling beams. The open fireplace is built of brick, and it has a tiled hearth and a facing of tiles rising up for the support of the mantel-shelf. The staircase is of handsome design with turned newel-posts, balusters, and rail of oak, and it starts from a broad landing, at the foot of which there is a broad paneled seat.

The drawing-room is trimmed with white pine, and is treated with ivory white paint. The diningroom is trimmed with quartered oak, and has a paneled wainscoting 4 ft. 6 in. in height, and a bay window with seat. The butler's pantry is trimmed with white wood and is finished natural. It contains a butler's bowl, drawers, cupboards, etc. The kitchen pantry is trimmed the same, and is furnished with drawers, cupboards, etc. The kitchen is trimmed with brown ash, and it has a hard pine floor. It contains a store closet, pot closet, sink, and an entry large enough to admit ice box. Underneath the stairway there is a lavatory.

The second floor contains an open hallway and three bedrooms, dressing-room, store room, and a bathroom. The bedroom over drawing-room is treated with white enamel, the one over the reception-room is trimmed with cherry, and the one over the dining-room with bird's-eye maple. The bedroom over the reception hall is provided with an open fireplace, fitted with a tiled hearth and facings and a mantel, and a dressing-room separated by an archway provided with a grille, and is furnished with a lavatory. The bathroom has a tiled floor and wainscoting, and is furnished with porcelain fixtures and exposed nickelplated plumbing.

The third floor contains the servant quarters and trunk room. A cemented cellar contains a furnace, fuel rooms, and a laundry.

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

Note: This house is located at 48 Magnolia Terrace, Forest Park