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Shoppell’s Design 359 Examples

Queen Anne style houses from Shoppell’s “Modern Houses and Beautiful Houses,” 1887 edition, Design 359. My sharp-eyed friend Brad Emerson (@DowneastDilettante on Instagram) noticed the similarities between the Bangor, Maine, house on the left and the Newburgh, NY, house on the right, both of which I had posted here. He brought it to my attention…

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