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Rohret House

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1850. 115 N. Gilbert St.

The Rohret house represents a Greek Revival type frequently built in Iowa in the decades of the 1840s and 1850s. The two-story house exhibits a simple, direct plan; there is a central hall with staircase on both floors and then one room on each side of the two halls. There are stone lintels over the windows and doors; a row of dentils flows along under the soffit of the gable roof and a transom light is carried above the front door. In 1910 this brick house was moved a short distance to make way for another dwelling. At that time a porch with piers and balustrade was added to the front of the house.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Rohret House", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE244.

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