211naclanda

Address: 211 North Acland Street 
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival 
Year Built: c. 1930 
Architect/Builder: Unknown 
Original Owner: Unknown 

The section of Acland Street north of Brooklyn Street saw widespread residential development in the first half of the 20th century, which included this house.  Originally this site was occupied by the Kenyon Military Academy, a boy's military prep school.  The school ceased operations in 1906 after a fire resulted in the deaths of six students, which opened the land up for further development.

The fan-shaped, early-Renaissance decorations and asymmetrical composition of the house are especially outstanding features of this house.  The overall architectural style is Tudor Revival, a common favorite in the period between 1925 and 1940, and shows strong influence from the Elizabethan and Jacobean styles of  England.  This house sports a projecting bay with large ribbon windows set in a stone-faced wall, with a large dormer window projecting from the roof.  Both the bay and the dormer have casement windows, typical of Tudor Revival architecture.  The dry sandstone retaining wall that surrounds the house also lends to the English countryside appearance of this property.

 


 

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