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THE SWISS AVENUE
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SWISS AVENUE









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5704   5728

YEAR BUILT: 1917
ARCHITECT/BUILDER: Unknown
ORIGINAL OWNER: A.C. Adkins
ORIGINAL
DESCRIPTION:
This Progressive residence is capped by a hipped roof and deep overhanging eaves. The porch terminating at a continuous sill line and supporting integral urns shows concern for the Progressive Mode. Although placed within low arched openings, the main first floor windows and front door grouping all exhibit the same concern for Progressive Mode detailing. This is particularly evident in the plaid motif on the underside of the wide overhanging eaves which is similar o that on 4946 Swiss Avenue. The triple brackets are effective in keeping the weighty tile roof from appearing to set too heavily on the body of the house.
OF INTEREST: It is believed that A.C. Adkins kept polo ponies at his home and that Will Rogers was a frequent houseguest (and also a polo enthusiast). Mr. AdkinsÍ daughter, Virginia Adkins, married O.R. Reed of the wrecking company.