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Collins House

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1922–1924, Harry Hunter. 514 Fairview Dr. S.E.

As early as the mid-1920s, clients and architects began to look directly at Iowa's Greek Revival/Federal houses of the 1840s–1850s for sources of inspiration for their own regional versions of the Anglo-Colonial. The Marshall house ( CE053) and the Collins house exemplify this interest. Both houses are of native sandstone, as were many of their mid-nineteenth-century prototypes; the gable roof and the balanced facade are other features characteristic of this adaptation. While these houses do indeed convey a sense of archaeological correctness, they reveal equally the decades within which they were built.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Collins House", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE054.

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