Joseph Bell DeRemer House
Backstory and Context
The Joseph Bell DeRemer House is a Dutch Colonial Revival style house located on Belmont Road in the Near Southside Historic District of Grand Forks. The house was built in 1906 for the architect Joseph Bell DeRemer, who designed the home himself. As an example of a middle-class house the structure is remarkable for details and quality associated with the public and commercial buildings designed by the DeRemer firm.
The exterior of the house features a red brick flemish bond porch and chimney stacks; the second story was originally finished in stucco, but has been redone with metal siding. It has a gambrel roof and dormers. Trim includes friezes, bracketing, and dentilled wood running courses. A brick pergola, designed to match the house, is located on the southeast. Interior details are generally classical with dentilled ceiling moldings, pilaster strips, and frieze. Each room has a uniquely designed parquet floor. Various Craftsmen, and Art Moderne details can also be found in the house.