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E. Y. Griggs House
704 Orleans Street
E. Y. Griggs House <br> 704 Orleans Street
E. Y. Griggs House
704 Orleans Street
Gallery: Landmarks Description: The E. Y. Griggs House at 704 Orleans Street is a refined blending of elements of the Italianate and Early Classical Revival styles, and unusual combination in the Midwest. The low-pitched hipped roof is pierced by round-arch, through-the-cornice dormers on the front and side elevations. The cornice features oversized dentils and a paneled soffit that continue around the window openings of the dormers. A one-story, rounded portico supported by Doric columns covers the front entrance to the house, which is offset along the front wall of a slightly projecting center bay. The two-part window just north of the entry mimics its elliptical arch opening. A first story window bay is located at the south end of the façade. Most of the windows along the front and side elevations are paired, round arch windows with 1/1 sash, placed within elliptical-arch openings with simple brick hoods. The first story windows along the south elevation are covered with canopies supported by elaborately scrolled brackets. (ca. 1868)
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