Fig. 12

FIG. 12. VERNACULAR BUIDLINGS IN CULTIVATED DRESS. Farm house planned by Lewis F. Allen, as rendered by Otis and Brown, architects, of Buffalo. As usual, the architects insisted upon fashinable decoration. The design, Allen remarked in his book, "is rather florid...but the cut and molded trimmings may be left off by those who prefer a plain finish. Such, indeed, is our taste" (from Allen's Rural Architecture, New York, 1852).