West of Westcott
816 Euclid Ave
- Built: Before 1908
- Architect: Unknown
This house, along with numbers 800 and 810, is among the earliest in the area, dating from before 1908. These were built originally as a single family homes. Note the cut stone foundations, projecting bays, prominent upper story dormers and ample porch.
The pediment above the porch entrance is decorated with a relief of an acanthus plant growing out of an urn. This and similar classically-inspired floral motifs were common in turn-of-the-20th-century pediments and could also be found on interior wall decoration and on furniture certain types of furniture. Reliefs such as this were made from molded wood, plaster or other mass produced materials, and could be purchased from building supply catalogs (an identical decoration can be seen at 616 Westcott St.).