Emerson, William Ralph

Emerson, William Ralph

(1833–1918) architect; born in Alton, Ill. An inventor of the Shingle style, this Boston architect became influential through numerous 1870s and 1880s designs for New England houses, incorporating Queen Anne and Colonial Revival details.
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