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Dewey House

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c. 1912. 305 S.W. 42nd St.

The Dewey house is another Prairie-style house, similar in scheme to the house at 520 40th Street ( CE181). A thin slab roof covers the entrance, which is placed at the center of the building. A balanced composition of casement windows is created on each side of the entrance. A horizontal wood band connects all of the window sills on the second floor. The stucco walls are carried up and cover the soffits of the wide overhanging hipped roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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