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Property Name McGill, Charles S. and Mary, House
Reference Number 13000426
State Indiana
County Porter
Town Valparaiso
Street Address 505 N. Washington Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/25/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Charles S. and Mary McGill House meets National Register Criterion C because it is an outstanding example of Tudor Revival residential architecture. Built in 1926, the Charles S. and Mary McGill House is a two-story residence with a dominant front gable wing, massive chimneys, brick and stucco solid masonry wall cladding, and other elements distinctive of the Tudor Revival style. Designed by Russell S.Walcott, a prominent Chicago architect who specialized in the revival style popular in early 20th century domestic architecture, the Charles S. and Mary McGill House is a rare high-style example in Valparaiso and Porter County of Tudor Revival architecture, a style that dominated suburban housing across the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.


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