- Watts-Sherman House
- Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection
- Richardson, Henry Hobson (American architect, 1838-1886)
- Creation Date:
- ca. 1875-ca. 1895 (photograph)
- Newport, Rhode Island, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
- United States
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- Shingle Style
- albumen prints
Watts-Sherman House, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
- 14.9225 x 20.6375 (centimeters)
- "The Sherman house, 1874-75, was designed on a broad expansive plan with rooms clustered about a spacious central stair hall... To this organized form was added a new interest in texture, especially evident in the published rendering drawn by Stanford White, who was then in Richardso n's office. Above the masonry of the first floor, shingles, small half-timbered panels, and textured stucco are used. Even the diamond-panel windows continue the overall texture. What could have become cacophonous was held superbly in check by grouping windows in horizontal bands so that although th is is a tall house, it is the horizontal line which predominates. Here, with references to medieval manor houses and the contemporary work of the English architect Richard Norman Shaw, is the beginning of the Shingle Style later carried to maturity by McKim, Mead & White and crystallized by the Stou ghton house." Source: Leland M. Roth. A Concise History of American Architecture. p165-6. The Watts-Sherman House is now part of the campus of Salve Regina University.
- Data from: A.D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library
- Cite As:
- Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photograph Collection, #15-5-3090. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- Andrew Dickson White architectural photograph collection
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