717 CHAPIN – VERNACULAR
Reflecting the transitional phase between late picturesque and Colonial Revival style, this two-story frame house has a steeply pitched hipped roof with overhanging eaves, projecting bays, and dormer windows. The entry porches have Tuscan columns and denticulated entablatures. The clapboard siding is unadorned and the fenestration is regular. The one-over-one sash windows are surrounded by simple architraves, but the shed dormers, with interlacing muntins, are more vernacular. Constructed about 1895.
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810 CHAPIN – TUDOR REVIVAL
An example of a modified English Tudor; two stories plus attic, vertical timbered members framing front second story porch bay windows. Hip roof truncated. Entry porch is an extension of upper gable roof with arched entryway. Brick veneer construction. Built as a duplex about 1925.
811 CHAPIN – COLONIAL REVIVAL
Two story plus attic Eclectic Resurgence / Colonial Revival house. Narrow clapboard aluminum siding and shutters that are appropriately sized for windows and door. Attached garage. Eight over twelve hung sash. A well proportioned and detailed house. Constructed abour 1940.
816 CHAPIN – AMERICAN FOURSQUARE
Nearly cubic in massing, with a low-pitched hip roof and flared, overhanging eaves, this house reflects vernacular elements of the Western Stick, Prairie and other early 20th century styles. The broad eaves are supported by attenuated rafters. Symmetrically arranged dormers project from the roof. Stucco emphasizes the unornamented surface while adding a textural quality to the house. Constructed about 1915.
820 CHAPIN – BUNGALOW
Although rising two stories with attic, this stuccoed house reflects the influence of the Bungalow style. Projecting eaves of the gable roof are supported by rafters and have a thin vergeboard. A gently projecting bay window dominates the first story, sheltered by a hipped porch roof. Built about 1910.
912 CHAPIN – CRAFTSMAN
A combination of late picturesque and Bungalow influences, this two and a half story frame house, covered in vinyl siding, has a broad gabled roof with vergeboards, and a low-pitched gabled porch across the front. The porch, projecting eaves and frieze board all emphasize the flat, horizontal lines despite a substantial height. Constructed about 1915.
915 CHAPIN – ECLECTIC
An example of the early 20th century house in its eclectic phase, this two-story frame house features flared and projecting eaves supported by large brackets, corner pilasters, and rear wing. Constructed about 1900.
918 CHAPIN – AMERICAN FOURSQUARE
A two story frame house with hip roof and cubic massing. This early example of the Colonial Revival features flared eaves, a central dormer, and a simple porch with Doric pillars. A frieze board and corner boards frame the composition. The fenestration is sparse and the clapboard is unornamented. Only the side bay and leaded glass provide contrasting ornament. Built about 1890.
921 CHAPIN – AMERICAN FOURSQUARE
An early 20th century vernacular, with cubic massing, hip roof, flared eaves, and dormer. Aluminum siding covers the original clapboards. Built about 1905.
924 CHAPIN – VERNACULAR
One and one-half story vernacular residence with gable roof. Clapboard siding painted yellow with white trim. Front door and first floor windows have curved lintels. A later bay inserted in the front upper story. East side has two extended Stick Style bay windows with pent roofs; dormers interrupt the eave above each. Built about 1860.
1003 – 1005 CHAPIN – ITALIANATE
Two story frame Italianate house, with wide overhanging eaves supported by single brackets. Decorative perforations in window stile and bracketed window sills. Windows of house have 4 over 4 light with 1 over 1 light in two level wing; the latter was added later and is out of character, as in the covered porch. Constructed in 1872.
1009 CHAPIN – VERNACULAR
A late picturesque frame house with cross gables and an enclosed sun porch. Built about 1895.
1015 CHAPIN – VERNACULAR
For many years this house belonged to Henry Rosenblatt and his family; he was the founder of the H. Rosenblatt and Sons overall factory on Beloit’s west side. A two story residence of late picturesque features, with an attic. Originally constructed about 1886, the original cross plan was added to in about 1900. Hip roof has front low rim band of six dormer windows. Tall narrow windows on clapboard facade. Stained glass window on first level of chimney on south elevation.
1023 CHAPIN – QUEEN ANNE
Originally owned by Professor J. H. Smith. Late picturesque Queen Anne two story double house. Narrow aluminum siding. front entry nestled between double bays, each having a separate gable. Three sided front window bays have concave “raftering” on roof. Originally constructed about 1882, this house may have been enlarged at a later date.
1103 – 1105 CHAPIN – SECOND EMPIRE STYLE
Originally known as the Holmes House, it was constructed in 1875 or 1876. Raised in Londonderry, New Hampshire, John Anderson Holmes taught his way through school. Upon graduation, he turned to surveying, farming, building and trading. Eventually he concentrated on the hardware business, developing substantial holdings which he sold when he came to Beloit. Upon his arrival in Beloit in 1874, he erected a substantial set of buildings, including this house.
When the Beloit Savings Bank was organized in 1881, he was requested to take charge of it as Secretary and Treasurer. He was also elected to the City Council for six years. He was City Surveyor and Rock County Surveyor for a time. In 1877, he was named an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and held high offices in the church in addition to his duties as a public servant.
This cream brick house, one story in height with attic, is a rare, and architecturally significant example of the Second Empire style in Beloit. Small in scale, and based on a corner L-shape plan, the house is nonetheless distinguished by a mansard roof of multi-colored slate from which project dormer windows crowned with cornices. The plain facade is relieved by the segmental window heads which surmount the tall and narrow first floor windows, and by the stone sills beneath them. Classical detailing — denticulation on the heads and a molded frieze below the projecting cornice — confer dignity which counteracts the modest dimensions. Now the only relatively intact example of the Second Empire in Beloit, this house reflects the exuberance with which mid-Victorian builders endowed essentially mundane buildings.