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As with other changes in style, older homes could be adapted to suit the latest taste. The Hurlbut-Dunham House (Fig. 13) in Wethersfield was a Federal style home that was altered in the 1850s with the addition of Italianate features, including a centered gable (another common feature of the Italianate style) and a cupola. Centered gables can be found on many Italianate houses,

As with other changes in style, older homes could be adapted to suit the latest taste. The Hurlbut-Dunham House (Fig. 13) in Wethersfield was a Federal style home that was altered in the 1850s with the addition of Italianate features, including a centered gable (another common feature of the Italianate style) and a cupola. Centered gables can be found on many Italianate houses,

Italianate: "A rectangular 2-3 story house with wide eaves supported by large brackets, tall, thin first-floor windows, and the lower pitched roof that is topped with a cupola. Quoins (sometimes imitated in brick), pronounced cornices with paired brackets, and tall, narrow windows set under segmental arches."

Italianate: "A rectangular 2-3 story house with wide eaves supported by large brackets, tall, thin first-floor windows, and the lower pitched roof that is topped with a cupola. Quoins (sometimes imitated in brick), pronounced cornices with paired brackets, and tall, narrow windows set under segmental arches."

The Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley is a local non-profit devoted to the appreciation of the area's vintage homes, including Victorians.

The Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley is a local non-profit devoted to the appreciation of the area's vintage homes, including Victorians.

Walking Iron Bed & Breakfast A short drive to endless entertainment!  The House on the Rock, Taliesin, American Players Theater, and beautiful state parks are just the beginning!  Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is blended with history in this stunning brick Victorian Italianate home. Built in 1865 it features restored formal parlors, library and dining room, along with exquisite woodwork, an ornate wraparound veranda, ornamental plasterwork and a beautiful main staircase.

Walking Iron Bed & Breakfast A short drive to endless entertainment! The House on the Rock, Taliesin, American Players Theater, and beautiful state parks are just the beginning! Walking Iron Bed and Breakfast is blended with history in this stunning brick Victorian Italianate home. Built in 1865 it features restored formal parlors, library and dining room, along with exquisite woodwork, an ornate wraparound veranda, ornamental plasterwork and a beautiful main staircase.

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Exterior-of-restored-Victorian-farmhouse-with-cupola.jpg 1,044×910 pixels

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