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American Foursquare - 1117 Otter Street

American Foursquare homes are roomy, sturdy and gracious houses which share several characteristics including their simple box shape with a four room plan, hence the name Foursquare. They are all two and one half stories high, have a low hip roof with four sloping sides and wide eaves , a large central dormer and a large full-width porch with wide stairs.
American Foursquare style homes are found in every American state and are often seen with modifications that fit the region, such as wrought iron trim in New Orleans.