John A. Finch House

John Finch House

John Finch House

Browne’s Addition

1897: John Finch born into a wealthy family on the East Coast, came west to profit from mining and other economic ventures. The tall Ionic columns of the fa├žade seem to convey his aristocratic aspirations. Cutter described this house as “Colonial,” but it combines features of Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival architecture. He emphasized formality by raising it on a broad platform, but he allowed some irregularity in projections from the side and rear. He designed the interior as a sequence of spaces of different character, unified by their neoclassical style.

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Head east on W 1st Ave toward S Hemlock St