Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Clifton

The supply of  Mediterranean Revival four-plex apartment buildings in the Riverside historic district seems never-ending.  Here's one that's very pleasant.

The Clifton, 3021-3027 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville.  My guess is the building dates from the mid to late 1920s.  This is another example of an apartment house that shares the basic layout and shape of so many buildings of this period, with enough individual touches and features to set it apart.

The arched doorways are interesting counterpoints to the double door entrances to the porches and balconies.  These are clearly original and retain their arched screen doors.  I love the choice of colors on this building. 

Among the appealing details of the Clifton are pecky cypress beams and ceilings over the front porch.  Cypress is a common building material in the neighborhood.

Arched entries lead to the front porches and mirror the arched doorways on the front of the house.

The downstairs apartments have front porches.

The upstairs units have balconies.

A driveway between the Clifton and the building next door leads to parking in back.

And the back entrances to the apartments...

It's a straightforward building, with clean lines and nice details. 

The Clifton is another of the modest but delightful apartment buildings that makes a walk or drive though this historic neighborhood so pleasant.

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