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Property Name Abercrombie , John H. and Mary, House
Reference Number 13000418
State Indiana
County Allen
Town Fort Wayne
Street Address 3130 Parnell Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Abercrombie House is significant under National Register Criterion C as an outstanding example of Craftsman and Tudor Revival architecture. Built circa 1914, the two-story house exhibits Craftsman style features such as its side-gabled form; wide gabled porches with solid balustrades walls supported by large, square brick columns continuing to ground level ; gabled wall dormers; wide, extending vergeboards; exposed rafter tails under the deep eaves; the use of decorative, exposed roof beams under the gables; and the side porte-cochere. The combination of a brick first story with a stucco and decorative half-timbered upper story is characteristic of the Tudor Revival style. The wood-framed window types used throughout the house reflect the influence of both architectural styles, and include multi-paned, double-hung sashes over single-paned lower sashes, multi-paned casements, and leaded-glass casements. Most of the windows are placed singly while some are grouped in pairs or in multiple pairs.


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