W. G. Low House
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Architect McKim, Mead, and White
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Location Bristol, Rhode Island
Date 1887   timeline
Building Type large house
 Construction System wood frame
Climate temperate
Context oceanside
Style Shingle Style
Notes One long wide gable, with classical symmetry and informal development.


Discussion W. G. Low House Commentary

"In the Low house McKim gathered all the elements of the house and submerged them under a great triangular gable or pediment. The roof was the house. Slight eruptions occurred with the twin bulging bays on the bay side, and the deep penetration of the porch but overall the predetermined form was paramount. Straight-cut cypress shingles covered the exterior surfaces, other trim was confined to thin moldings."

— Richard Guy Wilson. McKim, Mead & White Architects. New York: Rizzoli, 1983. p121-122.

Sources on W. G. Low House

Leland M. Roth. A Concise History of American Architecture. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1979. ISBN 0-06-430086-2. NA705.R67 1979. discussion, p159, exterior photo, p158.

Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986. photo, p492.

Richard Guy Wilson. McKim, Mead and White, Architects. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. Exterior photo of front of building, f150, p118.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about W. G. Low House


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