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Jonathan Child House, South Washington Street, Rochester

10 1/4 x 13 3/16 in. (26 x 33.5 cm)

Ralph Avery
American (Savannah, GA, 1906 - 1976, Rochester, NY)

Object Type: Watercolor
Medium and Support: Watercolor and gouache with graphite on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Ralph Avery
Accession Number: 1977.152.51
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Location: Not currently on view

This 1837 “Greek Revival” mansion is actually designed in the style of a Roman temple, with large Corinthian columns defining the front façade. Like innumerable structures found across the U.S., it represents the American fondness for adopting classical architecture styles for important buildings of political power and prestige.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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