Emporia

Favorite Houses: 1214 Exchange

While driving along to visit a friend, I slammed on the brakes, backed up, parked the car, got out, and stood before a house which I instantly recognized as being by the architect Charles W. Squires.

The house has very similar qualities to 628 Cottonwood, which I have a post on.

The house also has the curvaceous exterior trim common to many many many houses in Emporia, and which are all by the same architected, as I detail here.

 

1214 Exchange. For a small house, it abounds with mansion-like details.
1214 Exchange. For a small house, it abounds with mansion-like details.

 

You can see (and admire) the curvaceous trim under the windows.
You can see (and admire) the curvaceous trim under the windows.

 

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More curvaceous trim.

 

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And more! The glass panels are all beveled. The orange notices are gas disconnects.

 

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All the glass panels, save the large one, are beveled. Zounds.

 

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Incredible.

 

The house does not look loved and treasured. I pray that it will find a passionate owner.

7 Responses to Favorite Houses: 1214 Exchange

  1. I lived in Mrs. Poole’s house from about 1973 to 1976. It was three apartments then, basement, first and second floors. Mrs. Poole taught art classes there in an earlier time.

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