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Zeller House

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1939, Proudfoot, Rawson, Brooks, and Borg. 1900 44th St.

Toward the end of the 1930s, Streamline Moderne designs became lighter, fragile, and more delicate (refined) in detail. Since this was also the moment when the Regency Revival was strong, it should not be surprising that many Streamline Moderne houses such as the Zeller house (originally a double house) share numerous points of similarity with Regency Revival examples. The Zeller house even has a slight terminating cornice, and its fenestration is symmetrical. To the side of the front entry door (with a pattern of four square windows) is a narrow band of glass brick which rises through the second floor. Behind this is the staircase leading to the second floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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