North Pearl Street - Table of Contents
120 North Pearl Street
Photos taken on January 8, 2012
|Lot size:||47.66 x 123
||Allentown Historic District (National, State, Local)
|Other North Pearl Street sites:||Buffalo as an Architectural Museum - By Address|
|No. 120 N. Pearl is a building demonstrating the adaptation of Romanesque elements to the double-house structures popular at the end of the nineteenth century.
The two separate sections of the structure are mirror images, centered by a hip-roofed dormer set into a hip roof with clipped gable ends. Each section is fronted by a gabled pavilion, the shingled pediment of which is marked by Stick embellishment and houses a window whose upper sash has a muntined border of tiny, square lights. The second storey features flat-headed windows on splayed brick and terra cotta sills. The first floor tri-part transomed windows are set in a semi-elliptical arch with engaged, turned posts.
- Allentown Association (Jan. 2012)
Rectangular and saw tooth wooden shingles in tympanum ..... Upper gable window sash features "muntined border of tiny, square lights" ..... The paired wood curves are a Stick style feature ..... Note splayed lintels on second story windows
Voussoirs ..... Distinctive Romanesque Revival arch ..... Tuscan style engaged, turned columns