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Harwood House

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1907–1908. 646 42nd St.

As with several other Prairie-style houses in Des Moines, the Harwood house displays a symmetrical two-story facade with a central entrance. The entrance of this dwelling is recessed within the block of the house; on each side a U-shaped pattern of trelliswork surrounds each of the first-floor windows. There is leaded glass within the casement windows. The shingles of the low hipped roof are doubled at three points to create a banded effect, a technique frequently used by the Chicago architect George W. Maher.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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