Chapman House – St. Louis

This one and one-half story wood-framed house has a gabled roof with full porch that curves and partially extends along one side. The porch roof is supported by Tuscan columns. A large gabled dormer with recessed balcony surmounts the porch. The house is clad in narrow clapboard below and shingled above. Ornament includes a dentil course on the porch and some decorative shingling. One bay of the porch has been enclosed. Built c. 1906, the earliest recorded owner was Samuel H. Chapman, Jr., a clerk in the auditor’s office of the Chicago Rock Island & Gulf Railway. The Chapman family resided here until c. 1920. The house is a good example of a transitional type between the late Victorian cottage and the bungalow. With more complete documentation, it may be eligible for the National Register. The Chapman House has received a polychrome paint treatment, accentuating the wood shingles on the gabled dormer.

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