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Newman House

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1909, Brown Brothers. 1700 2nd Ave. S.E.

The two-story stucco-sheathed Craftsman box often tended to be crude in proportion and in detail. However, in this example, sophistication and finesse dominate. The shed-roofed living porch has delicate segmented openings, the walls between them covered with trellises. The brick chimney is delicately tapered as it climbs, and paired lunette windows in the attic lighten the surface of the wall. When published in the magazine Concrete in February 1910, it was noted that the interior was in the “Craftsman style” with the exception of the dining room, which was “Colonial.”

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Newman House", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE048.

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