Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wonderful Chateauesque - Some Exterior Features

Our future Chateauesque is the only one of its kind in Hannibal, Missouri. It was built in 1895 by local architect and builder J.M. Patton. The first owner was J.O. Green, a saloon keeper and lumberman. Lumber was one of the principal industries in Hannibal at this time. The exterior of the house has some wonderful features.

The entryway...

Here's the top of the entryway. Such care in craftsmanship. Notice how the limestone molding is covered by the tin ceiling of the porch? The porch to the house was not built until two years later in 1887.

Here are the dormers. I'll bet at one time the roof tiling was actually slate instead of the asphalt shown here. Replacing these tiles with the real deal would be one of our projects in the future:

Here's a close-up of the stonework. The stone is teaming with fossils:

Here's the house at night:

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