718 Sandusky Street

The American Foursquare House

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The American Foursquare House:

 

This brick house, constructed in the 1920s by an unknown builder, represents a particular simple-plan eclectic style called American Foursquare that falls within a category known as “Prairie," which originated in Chicago. The American Foursquare is known by a variety of terms including box house, a cube, a double cube or a square type American house. It first appeared on the housing scene around 1890 and remained popular well into the 1930s. Foursquare is a term relating to a family of shapes that became the main criteria for it’s labeling – in this case, a box-like shape with a low-pitched hipped roof and single story porch with an off-center entrance. 

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718 Sandusky Street

Notice the variety of brickwork including a vertical belt course at the top and bottom of the first and second floors, horizontal decorations across the front beneath the eaves, and segmental arches over the downstairs side windows. 

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