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Common Sycamore house style- Italianate
Town and Country Living: The Historic Streets of Sycamore, Illinois
Historic Homes of Sycamore, Illinois
Simple Farmhouse in Sycamore, Illinois
Historic Homes of Sycamore, IL. A beautiful green Victorian house with great curb appeal.
1858 DB James House The distinctive front gable is known as a "Jerkinhead" roof, a combination of a gable and hipped roof. Originally, the James House had a three-story tower in the back (northeast) corner of the home, making the structure stand out even more than it does today. The windows, facing Main and Exchange Streets, are floor to ceiling in height. Each of the three second floor windows on the east side of the home are set in raised gables, each topped by small Jerkinhead roofs.
The William W. Marsh House in Sycamore, Illinois, the county seat of DeKalb County, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. The 1873 house was home to William W. Marsh, an inventor and is located along Illinois Route 64 as it passes through Sycamore. The Marsh House was built in the Italianate style and contains distinctive Italianate elements such as a cupola, a low pitched roof and eaves supported by corbels.
Victorian Painted Lady in Sycamore Illinois
The Historic Streets of Sycamore, Illinois - Town & Country Living
The Frederick B. Townsend House is located in the DeKalb County, Illinois county seat of Sycamore. The home is within the boundaries of the Sycamore Historic District. The district was designated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1978. The Queen Anne style home was designed and constructed in 1890 or 1892 by the same architect and general contractor responsible for Altgeld Hall at Northern Illinois University
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