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THE SWISS AVENUE
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SWISS AVENUE









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5105   5007

YEAR BUILT: 1907
ARCHITECT/BUILDER: Robert W. Foat
ORIGINAL OWNER: Robert W. Foat
ORIGINAL
DESCRIPTION:
Two story 4-Square/Prairie. Tan brick. Composition roof. Hip roof; deep overhang; dormer w/hip roof. Deep full width roofed porch w/tall brick piers and ornamented octagonal columns becomes open raised terrace wrapped to the right side. Wood railings on front part only. Porch roof continues on to cover porte cochere to left. Sullivanesque relief ornamnet on dormer, under the eaves and on panel between second story windows.
OF INTEREST: Robert Foat was among the first to buy and build in Munger Place. His home, which was built for $15,000, was the first house on the block between Munger Boulevard and Collett Avenue. Originally 899 Swiss Boulevard, it became 5017 Swiss Avenue in 1910. On January 18, 1975, a fire of undetermined origin destroyed part of the house.