Historic Washington Park • Meridian~Kessler
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July 31st, 2015
Macy W. Malott House

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4268 Washington Boulevard

Classical Revival/Italian Villa, 1926

Frank Hunter used light buff brick and a green tile roofing material to set the tone for this home. The large, rectangular, main block has a small offset L at the southwest corner of the house. This contains the home’s sunroom. Here, a single French door with a semi-circular fan light above echoes the two pairs of French doors with fanlights that flank the center entry porch on the main façade of the house. The roof of this deep, single-story entry porch is supported by three columns at the front and a pair at the façade wall. There is a wide entablature and the porch is topped with wrought ironwork. The leaded glass front door is surrounded by leaded glass sidelights and transom. The first floor French doors are defined with a brickwork arch with limestone keystone and impost. A limestone balustrade marks the front edge of the terrace that runs the length of the main façade. On the second story, a full-length, triple window is defined by a columned, stone surround and the central window, actually a door, opens to the roof of the entry porch. This grouping is flanked by French doors placed above the first floor doors with each having a wrought iron balcony. A single, curved dormer centered in the roof completes the central focus of Hunter’s design for the house. Hunter’s announcement of the plans for the home, placed in the Indiana Construction Recorder, include a value of $50,000. The home was built for Macy Malott, vice-president and director of Indiana National Bank.

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