Reader Home: Living Lightly in a Granite Foursquare
This American Foursquare in Central Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. celebrates its 100th birthday this year. The house, never neglected, was restored and gently renovated.
The American Foursquare was ubiquitous in the first three decades of the 20 century. Dignified and self-contained, it was suited to smaller lots, prefab parts, and the housing boom. Examples run from Craftsman-style and Prairie School to Free Classic and Colonial Revival in their details.