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A Fine Home

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A bout a j'far njro citizen3 in the vicinitv of tlie oíd jail square were pleased toleain of tlie purehase of lots on the same fot the erectlon ofaevural J wel Uní? houten thereon. Tliree houses are already built and oeeupied on the square and a fnurth is building. One of tlie tonner, Oliver M. Martfn'í, on tlie córner of Fifth and Liberty stroets, angjugt been complcted, and to this wc pur pose referring briefty herewith. Tlie foundation wall waa jut In last fall and al lo wed to stand through the Winter. Work on the building was beirun in April, It was finUhed last Friday. On in vitation, we paid a visit to the house last even Ing and were courteously shown througli ir, inaking notes as follows : Entering n rooniy and well-lighted hall fronia novel aml altractive porch on the east gide, a door to the rlght leads to the parlor, : ülllglu rooni 14x10, with a bandsome mantel on the north side of the rooir. Iniinediately back of the parlor, with entrance door froui the front hall and froin the porch on the north side of the house, is the silling room, 15x11!, and oft'this to the south is a 13x18 sleeping; room. The parlor, sittlng room, and sleeping room may be thrown together by foldingdoors. A door f rom the sitting room leads to a 13x14 dining room, and ofl" this (i a kitchen from which there i. ea-iy access to a roomy pantry. So much for the first floor, which description we will close by saying that a cellar is ander the entire house. On the second Hoor are two suites of loom?, a large spare bed room, a goodsized Storage room, and the -ervant's bedroom. Olothes-presses of ampie si.e are connected with the rooms above and jelow. The house s lini.-hed in ])!ne, the natural wood, and fflven an of] finish. Tlie base board s of an unu-uil mnke up, and is very neat. At the upper corners of the doors and windows are tasty corner )ieces adding to tlie general effect. The ontward appearance of the house ¦ decidedly modern, corablnlng ia toto ortions of severul different stjlos. On he eaat end of the building above is an Oriole wlndow of' neat design. Tlie novel palnting of the house in six different colois is a feature tliat does not fail of attractinir panert-by. Tlie eorniee cove is in li;ht blue, the seoond story in traw color, the first A yellow olive, and he strip of wainscoting at the base, a )ionze green ; the trimmlngs of the ïouse, such na window casinjíP, &c, are n terra cotta, and the raised rosette and ther similar work and lasll, are In black ; he ceilings of the porches ar in a li tr 1 1 L )lue. Arthur iMaishall is the architect, Geoiffc Scott the bnilder, and Oscar O; lorjr tbe painter. Thecott is nbout$Sk00. Mr. and Mrg. Martin aio with good eason ïnuch pleased with their new lome, wlilch thpy occupled yesterday.


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