Sumner J. Smith House, 1890, Jefferson

This house is a great example of the broad architectural style known as “Folk Victorian”. It’s essentially a vernacular house in the gabled-ell or winged-gable footprint, but the Queen Anne porch posts make it Victorian. The eclectic styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries draw upon many precedents but are a definite shift away from the high style of earlier Victorians.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

1 thought on “Sumner J. Smith House, 1890, Jefferson

  1. Jack Dominey

    Well, this is a first! If that’s the house I think it is, I’ve been there many times, as it’s the home of some friends.


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