Hanley House, Clayton

Martin F. Hanley bought the farmland on which his house sits in 1847. It is a simple, but elegant Greek Revival house with an interesting paint scheme.

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Abandoning the more typical white of Greek Revival houses meant to emulate white marble, the Hanley House uses an olive green color, which sets off nicely with the surrounding lawn.

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The front porch looks like a Greek temple, though it utilizes square columns with an almost Tuscan order for the capitals.

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The use of simple red brick, which was clearly not the most expensive available at the time judging from its condition, contrasts nicely with the green tones throughout the grounds. A back porch provided views of the farmland of what is now downtown Clayton.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    Do you know anything about the large Clayton City owned building right by Hanley House that used to be the Clayton Child Center?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Hmm, no unfortunately.

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