Post Civil War, Newton Centre or Newtonville
Category: late 19th century architectural detail
Connecticut Ave. & M St., and Rhode Island Ave.,NW
Sadly absent from modern architecture.
In late 19th century American architecture, there was a brief period when architect and client broke the rules and used decoration that was bold,even bizarre — suggesting ancient Pacific carvings (or at least in the architect’s imagination). Symmetry was much less of a restraint; colors and textured were mixed and challenged each other.
Rowhouse north of Dupont Circle.
(c) Bill Lebovich,all rights reserved,2014