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THE SWISS AVENUE
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SWISS AVENUE









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5314   5408

YEAR BUILT: 1908
ARCHITECT/BUILDER: Collett H. Munger
ORIGINAL OWNER: Collett H. Munger
ORIGINAL
DESCRIPTION:
The brick house with is moderately pitched hipped gable roof and brick piers is given distinction through the use of rafters, heavy brackets and fretwork. These wooden elements with stylized halftimbering in the dormer and the use of shingles on the second story bowed balcony and dormer combine elements of several stylistic modes. Another notable feature of this house is the large-scaled single hung windows with leaded glass transoms flanking the leaded glass doors on the front facade. What makes the transoms unique to Swiss Avenue is the fact that they open by sliding up into the wall above.
OF INTEREST: This home was built by Collett Munger, who was the son of Robert S. Munger and the manager of Munger Place. The house has a side hall plan, and its location on a corner lot provided a possible business entrance for Mr. MungerÍs office in the rear corner of the house.
VIDEOS: Swiss Avenue Historic District - Mother's Day Home Tour 2006