Patterson House – Westview

This eclectic Period Revival house was designed by the architect Joseph J. Patterson as his own residence. Constructed in 1939, the house has an irregular plan. A gabled wing projects forward to the street from the mass of the one and one-half story gabled house; the front elevation and massive front chimney are clad in decoratively troweled plaster. Further surface articulation appears on the south wing clad in exposed brick; here a steep pyramidal roof is topped by a copper chimney cap, while the rest of the roof is sheathed in red shingle tiles. It is also an early example of a house built on a concrete slab foundation. The quaint asymmetrical composition successfully suggests an English medieval cottage. The structure should be eligible for the National Register upon attainment of fifty years of age.

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