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...affects the Nearby Houses, too.
The George E. Nicholson House at 59th & Ward Parkway.
This residence would appear to be one of the Ward Parkway mansions that many people visualize as they pass through rapidly on any given day. The fact is that the house, built for construction and metal smelting executive George Nicholson before World War I, faces 59th Street. This is an instance of a house sitting on a lot that could have easily presented its front to the roadway itself, but which actually offers only a side view to passers-by. The classical detailing of the front porch represents one of the common architectural elements of many larger Ward Parkway area houses. Other popular styles include variations of English half-timbering, French Provincial, and, of course, the one outstanding example of Prairie School influence at 55th and Ward Parkway.
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