Loosely based on early English and Dutch architecture in America, the Colonial Revival style first achieved popularity with the approach of the Centennial in 1876. It was a dominant style for domestic architecture in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century and remains popular today.
This handsome home, built in 1930 for George A. Walter, general manager of the International Salt Co., contains many features of the Georgian and Adam prototypes of English Colonial architecture. Principal among these are the five-bay symmetry and the emphasis on the cornice, which is achieved through decorative molding.
Other striking elements of this house include the use of brick, the stone window sills and lintels, the formal (black and white) trim colors, and the classical detailing at the doorway and first-floor windows.