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Jordan House

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c. 1850s. 2251 Fuller Rd.

The designer of this substantial two-story country dwelling played with two images, the Italianate and the Gothic. Brackets support gable roofs whose pitch is more Gothic than Italianate. Entrance into the dwelling is through a wide set of double doors at the base of a projecting pavilion. Above the entrance is a flat roof (which one assumes originally must have had a balustrade). The flat roof serves as a balcony for a second-floor door accompanied by side lights, a transom, and a louvered pointed fan-device above.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Jordan House", [West Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE221.

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