Back of the Ragdale house, middle period with elms

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Title

Back of the Ragdale house, middle period with elms

Description

This image of the Ragdale house from the rear, emphasizes its links to the English Aesthetic Movement Queen Ann style, with its asymmetrical massing. This view perhaps dates from the 1960s or 1970s, since it shows a middle-aged Sylvia Shaw Judson (Haskins) standing next to the house's terrace directly west of the dining room, with one of her sculptures to the right.

The 1898 house, very turn-of-the-century English Arts & Crafts on the opposite entry facade, facing east, shows here its debt to a slightly earlier generation of architects, such as Norman Shaw (English, no relation). But there is a subtle Beaux Arts classic influence on this side, as well: the left wing protruding toward the west is the kitchen (1907 addition). The west foundation line of that addition extends south across the west facade, encompassing from north to south an enclosed space (the kitchen), a three-season dining porch, semi-enclosed, then the open terrace with a pergola overhead for vines in summer, and finally a less than semi-enclosed screened porch, all along this one line. Shaw is introducing a theme he employed later at Glen Rowan for Clifford Barnes (1909): creating an irregular appearance, with overall plan symmetry.

Arthur H. Miller February 24, 2011

Creator

Wayne Andrews

Source

Ragdale Scrapbook, page 138a

Publisher

Ragdale Scrapbook

Date

1965

Relation

See page 23 in Ragdale. a History and Guide (Hayes and Moon).
Ragdale Scrapbook (Lake Forest College)

Format

image/tiff

Language

English

Type

Image

Identifier

lfspragdscrap00138a-1.jpg

Original Format

Black and white

Physical Dimensions

7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

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