NRHP: Lewis-Syford House

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Lewis-Syford House

Lewis-Syford House

NRHP Reference #: 71000486

NRHP Listing Date: 19710218


700 N 16th, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

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The Lewis-Syford House was built sometime around 1878, during the apex of the Second Empire style and conveys architectural significance. The house is an excellent example of the Second Empire style of the Late Victorian period, particularly for Lincoln, Nebraska, where the style is extremely rare. The Lewis-Syford House conforms to the strictures of the Second Empire style completely. It features a concave mansard roof punctuated by elaborate dormers with a miniature pediment. The windows on the first floor are all tall, narrow windows that are double-hung. Two different scales of brackets are located under the narrow eave of the mansard roof. The building is elaborated upon with details of the romantic period, such as iron cresting and scrolled woodwork on the porches. Canted and projecting bays break up the flat planes of the surfaces of the facades. 

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