Victorian Queen Anne Style Home, tower, porches, architectural drawings

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The Harry Smith House - 1890s

  • Building name: The Harry Smith House
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1890s
  • Location: Riverdale, Maryland
  • Style: Queen Anne Victorian Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 9 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet List

  • Cover Sheet, Vicinity Map
  • Basement Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Attic Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 4 Sheets of Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

The Harry Smith house is an excellent example of a Queen Anne Victorian style frame house. It combines the exuberant decorative detail of the 1880s with the foursquare plan that became popular at the turn of the century. Rooms are spacious and beautifully proportioned, with tall, double-hung windows, fireplaces and bay windows. An expansive porch graces the front, with the horizontal line balanced by the vertical accent of the tower. A large dormer and this tower make an attic that is a complex and interesting space.

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 an entry hall and stair with Parlor and Dining Room on either side. A large kitchen with pantry extends across the back. The second floor accommodates 4 bedrooms and a bath. One of these bedrooms could be converted to a bath, to make a Master Suite. The attic has the potential to contain a further bedroom and bath, as well as play spaces. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 41' x 43', including the front porch.

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 historic 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. (VI005)