Small House (Macon, Georgia)
The Small House in Macon, Georgia, also known as Ralph Small House, Napier-Small House, or Mcmullen-Napier-Small House, is a "distinguished" example of high-style Greek Revival architecture that was built in 1846 by Skelton Napier.
|Location||156 Rogers Ave., Macon, Georgia|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP reference #||71000266|
|Added to NRHP||May 27, 1971|
Among Greek Revival works, it has two extraordinary features. One is that the Doric columns of its portico are in antis, i.e. set in between square columns (antae), at the two front corners. There is no known precedent in original Greece or in the Greek Revival style, for columns used in antis for a "pro-style temple type portico". The four fluted Doric columns and the antae support the entablature of the portico.
The second is that it has a low wooden parapet with carved acroteria above the entablature, serving as a gallery or corona, that is exceptionally well executed. This ornamentation is "a satisfying response to the theme set by the laurel wreaths of the frieze and at the same time a kind of counter-point to the baldness of the antae which terminate the colonade."
It was built facing Vineville Avenue and was approached along a long driveway lined with cedar trees. However, when the area was broken up into smaller lots it was moved and turned and no longer has a spacious and stately setting.
The house was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936, as seen here.
- "156 Rogers Avenue, Macon". Fickling Agents. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2018. - Real estate listing site from 2017 sale
- Antebellum Greek Revival Georgia Mansion -- video tour (SOLD). August 7, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2018. - video tour of house from 2017 sale
- Architectural diagram of facade - via Historic Macon Foundation on Flickr
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