A House at Hartford, Conn

1901 Scientific American  
A HOUSE AT HARTFORD, CONN. THE engravings shown on page 84 illustrate a resi dence which has been recently completed for John M. Gallup, Esq. The underpinning, which is laid on stone foundations, rises up above the grade line. The super structure, of wood, is covered with sheathing on the exterior, and then with building paper and shingles from grade line to peak. This shingle work is stained a Van Dyke brown, warm in tone of coloring, with Cabot's shingle·stain. The trimmings are painted ivory
more » ... white. The roof is covered with shingles and stained in harmony. Dimensions: Front, 65 ft.; side, 36 ft., ex· clusive of piazza and porch. Height of ceilings: Cellar, 7 ft.; first story, 10 ft.; second, 9 ft.; third, 8 ft. 6 in. The plan shows a large central hall, which is trimmed with pine and treated with white enameL It contains staircase, with newel·posts, balusters, and steps treated with white enamel, and a rail of mahogany. Beneath
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