roof

The asymmetrical plan of the Meux residence differs from the rigid symmetry of the Colonial New England and Southern Residential Architecture and the resulting freedom of plan permitted the use of towers, elaborate cornices and corbels or brackets. The exterior elevations make full use of the elaborate detail, Corinthian Cornices, scrolls, fans, string courses and stained or cut glass.

The French Renaissance details have a strong influence on the elaborate chimney details above the roof of the Meux Home. In addition, the high wood shingled roofs, ridge details, the tower surmounted with an elaborate finial and finals at the intersection of roof hips of the main roofs give it a touch of the Victorian Gothic.

 

 

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