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Stark Bungalow

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c. 1911, William J. Brown. North corner of 19th St. and Linden Dr. S.E.
  • Stark Bungalow

This one-and-a-half-story Craftsman bungalow seems to play a game between assertiveness and reticence. Its stepped entrance walkway leads diagonally from the street corner to an entrance porch with a segmented roof, cleverly placed at a 45-degree angle within the building's L-shaped plan. The formality of the low stone walls parallel to the public sidewalk is repeated in the parapeted stone terrace. In contrast the low, hovering gable and hipped roofs provide a scale associated with the modest California bungalow. Look carefully at the plastered surface of the upper walls, for here you will find stones of various colors worked into the surfaces.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Stark Bungalow", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE049.

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