Brick House Plan, Traditional American Foursquare, porch, architectural prints

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W. A. White House, Emporia, Kansas - 1904

  • Designer/Architect: possible Charles Squires
  • Date of construction: 1904
  • Location: Emporia, Kansas
  • Style: Craftsman
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 24”x36”

Sheet List

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Basement Floor Plan, 1/8”=1’-0”
  • 2 Sheets of Elevations, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • Fireplace and Stair Details, 1”=1’-0”

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase.

William Allen White was nationally known and revered as the editor of the Emporia Gazette, a frequent contributor to popular journals such as McClure's, Harper's Weekly, and Saturday Evening Post and an influential political advisor. He built this home for his mother in 1904. Mary Ann Hatten White's house forms part of the William Allen White House site which also included the main house (Red Rocks) and a garage on four adjoining town lots unified by a terraced garden. The Mother's House is of the foursquare type, which was very common throughout the Middle West in the first two decades of the twentieth century, but its exterior is made more elaborate by the use of polychrome brick and limestone window lintels and sills - a rather expensive and perhaps somewhat urban treatment for an otherwise ordinary folk house type in a small town.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. This house would be most suited for a flat or low sloping lot. It would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. Including porches, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 28’x 49’.

Please visit my other listings for many other drawings I am offering. I have house plans in wide variety of styles including Colonial, Craftsman, and Prairie, as well as plans of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Irving Gill, Purcell & Elmslie and others.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. Thanks.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are not complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Antebellum house, not a pseudo-historic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Orders shipped to addresses outside the USA may be subject to customs duties at their destination. The buyer is responsible for any such duties.

The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (CR007)