920 East Walnut Street - Walnut Street Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.397 W 093° 16.884
15S E 475030 N 4117830
Quick Description: Historic house in the Walnut Street Historic District in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2011 6:36:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMD3FZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
"920 East Walnut Street; built 1911-1912 by Saylord Douglas, farm loan broker, in the catalogue-builder-foursquare style. Two story house with high pitch hip roof, facade gabled wall dormer, and gable dormers on the three remaining roof faces. The walls are constructed of cast stone. There is a band of smooth faced blocks interrupting the rough textured blocks used for the wall surfaces. The frieze is banded and coursed, made up of smooth dressed and moulded blocks. There are modillions beneath the broad eaves on the house and inside the pediment of the facade gabled wall dormer. The cornice is broken at the dormer,'though the elaborate dentil patterned cornice and moulded frieze is continuous. The porch fills the facade supported on round limestone columns with square rough faced capitals. The porch floor is of hexagonal tilework and the ceiling is decorative pressed metal. There are steps at the street with a parapet wall mounted with carved limestone spheres set at intervals. The house retains its original character." - Historic District Nomination

The house appears to be in very good condition and it continues to serve as a single family home.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Walnut Street Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

920 East Walnut Street Springfield, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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