Brownfield House

Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
1206 SE Court
Lot: 
10-14
Block: 
64
Addition: 
Reservation
Plat: 
2N 32 11AB
Tax Lot: 
1600
Page: 
141
Date Constructed: 
c. 1893
Original Owner: 
Charles Brownfield
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Apartments
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Victorian Second Empire
Plan type/shape: 
Square
Structural Frame: 
Brick and Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Mansard, composition shingles
Wall Construction: 
Brick
Primary window type: 
One-Over-One, Double-Hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Brick
Outstanding decorative features: 
Spindlework on front and rear porches
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Good
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
Part of porch filled in with windows to create a sunroom
Statement of significance: 
This is the only Second Empire style house still standing in Pendleton. It is very simplistic compared with high examples of the style. The mansard roof with dormers projecting through is typical of the style, however this house lacks the characteristic decorative features such as cornices and curbs at the top and bottom of the mansard, eave brackets, pediments over the dormers. The walls are constructed of red brick with rectangular stone lintels and sills at the doors and windows. A band of decorative shingling is found just below the eaves suggestive of a cornice elaboration. The spindlework porch may have been added later or may be original. In either case it is borrowed from the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles and is not a typical element of the Second Empire style.