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Yonward Spotlights: Stoughton House

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2016 by Meghan Barton 

From "Historic Brattle Street" by Yonward user Tom Pounds (tomyon)

Designed in 1892 by the great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson for Mrs. Mary Fisk Stoughton, this house is considered the finest example of the Shingle Style in America.
The use of shingles instead of clapboards allowed for rounded features and continuous, non-rectangular forms as can be seen in the central stair bay to the left of the entrance.