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c. 1898, attrib. George F. Barber. 1228 3rd Ave. S.E.

Several variations of this design were published in George F. Barber's pattern books, as well as in his magazine, American Homes. This is a remarkable composition with an irregularly contoured central fireplace and chimney mass, off which projects a brick arched entrance porch on one side, and on the other side a wonderful bulbous bay tower. Note such delights as the oval “Colonial” window plunging through the brick chimney, and the “witch's hat” roof topping the bay tower.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE043.

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