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Ogilvie House

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1939. 4816 Grand Ave.

This example of the Streamline Moderne style is held in check by references to the interest in English Regency and American Federalist architecture that prevailed in the middle to late 1930s. The street facade of this two-story house conveys balance and symmetry. The entrance is placed within an elongated rectangular recess which also houses a window on the second floor. All of the front windows are of glass brick detailed so that their surfaces are parallel to the adjacent painted concrete-block walls. The service entrance together with the attached two-car garage projects from the right side of the dwelling.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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