This sprawling house at 3220 Drummond Street in the southern suburbs of Vickburg doesn’t fit neatly into the categories of the “Craftsman style” as defined in McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses, but I’m including it in our Craftsman series because it’s listed as Craftsman in the MDAH Historic Resources Database. There it is called the Peterson House, and it has an estimated construction date of c.1908, which would make it an early example of the style. No architect is listed, but I suspect there must have been one for this ambitious design. Like many early examples of a style, this one is not “pure” by the definitions of later architectural historians. It has a little bit of a Spanish Revival in its tile roof, stucco finish, and rambling footprint, but in its low, horizontal lines, deep eaves with exposed rafters, small window panes, trellis porch, and built-in benches at the entrance, it’s in the Arts and Crafts camp. Sorry about the not-great photos–the sun was against me the day I wandered past this house. It’s worth a second look!
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