Red Rocks, the William Allen White mansion - 1920s
- Building name: William Allen White House
- Designer/Architect: Wight and Wight
- Date of construction: 1889, remodeled 1920s
- Location: Emporia, Kansas
- Style: Tudor Revival
- Number of sheets: 13 sheets measuring 24”x36”
- First Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
- Second Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
- Attic Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
- Basement Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
- 4 sheets of Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
- 5 sheets of Details, various scales
HISTORY: “Red Rocks” was the home of journalist and editor William Allen White. His home is a beautiful example of the Tudor style, one of the many styles that was popularly revived around the turn of the century. The Kansas City architects Wight and Wight provided a design that skillfully mixed a broad range of materials, stone, brick, half-timber (stucco and wood) and a slate roof. The house, as it appears in these drawings, reflects extensive remodeling that was done in the 1920s after a fire destroyed the original roof.
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. The first floor consists of a large Living Room with several sitting areas, a large Dining Room, a Kitchen with 2 pantries and a WC. A large trellised porch opens off the Living Room. The second floor consists of 5 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. There is room for an additional 3-4 bedrooms in the attic. The house is built over a full basement. Pergolas lead to a carport that accommodates 1 car. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a moderately sloping one. This house would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. Excluding porches and pergolas, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 36’6”’x63’. More space would be needed to accommodate the porches and pergola.
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. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress. (TU001)
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 historic house, not a pseudo-historic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf
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