Colonel Starbottle's Client, and Some Other People

Colonel Starbottle's Client, and Some Other People

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Colonel Starbottle's Client, and Some Other People

Colonel Starbottle's Client, and Some Other People

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The house of Captain Masterton Dows, at Pineville, Kentucky, was a fine specimen of Southern classical architecture, being an exact copy of Major Fauquier's house in Virginia, which was in turn only a slight variation from a well-known statesman's historical villa in Alabama, that everybody knew was designed from a famous Greek temple on the Piræus. Not but that it shared this resemblance with the County Court House and the Odd Fellows' Hall, but the addition of training jessamine and Cherokee rose to the columns of the portico, and over the colonnade leading to its offices, showed a certain domestic distinction. And the sky line of its incongruously high roof was pleasantly broken against adjacent green pines, butternut, and darker cypress.

A nearer approach showed the stuccoed gateposts -- whose red brick core was revealed through the dropping plaster -- opening in a wall of half-rough stone, half-wooden . . .

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