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Schwertley House

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c. 1900. 1981–1983, Robert Setterburg. 818 Clark Ave.

The architect has, with sensitivity and humor, remodeled an early twentieth-century cottage and brought it into the Postmodern world. The porch with pediment and columns has the atmosphere of a primitive hut in a folly that one might come upon in an eighteenth-century English or French Picturesque garden. The columns' capitals are mirrored boxes and the metal standing-seam roof is bright blue.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Schwertley House", [Ames, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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