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Georgian Revival - 926 Elk Street

This beautiful Georgian home was built in 1916 for Louise Mullens Thompson as a wedding gift from her father, William James Mullens. It was designed by local architect, Samuel Brady and shows many characteristics of the Georgian style.

It has a simple box shape with a formal, symmetrical arrangement of parts and a side-gabled roof with chimneys on both ends. The front entryway has a pedimented, projecting pavilion with block modillions beneath the eaves and is supported by columns. Colossal pilasters surround the front door, which is topped with an elliptical fanlight. Centered in the facade above the entryway is a Palladian window.

Each of the large sliding sash windows have trapezoidal stone lintels above. The first story windows have six panes in the top sash and nine panes below. The second story and dormer windows are six over six.

This structure boasts Flemish bond brickwork, a brick bond with alternating headers and stretchers in rows, each header centered above the stretcher below. The visible brick ends, headers, are connectors between two brick walls that are 1/4 inch apart, showing that this is a solid brick structure.