1000 Pontiac Avenue

This two and one-half story house is among the earliest built in the district, darting from about 1900. It is an impressive combination of Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne and Shingle Style elements. The house is placed facing the northeast at the bend of Pontiac Avenue, where it merges with Miami Street and it’s chamfered corners and rounded bays take full advantage of the site. The first floor is of rock faced concrete block and the second floor has wood clapboard siding. The northeast corner of the house is defined by a massive round turret with conical roof while broad flared eave gables occupy other portions of the exterior. Several ground floor windows are wide fixed units with decorative paned transoms or multi-paned sidelights. A one story wooden wrap around porch occupies the full width of the front and follows the corner turret around to the north side. The porch is supported on slender Doric columns and a wooden railing encloses it. The upper floor windows are trimmed with entablature lintels, while the gables have round arched windows which continue into the gable end half story. Gable returns have brackets supports. The complex roof is covered in asphalt shingles.

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