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Wentz House

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1847. 219 N. Gilbert St.
  • Wentz House

A substantial two-story Greek Revival house realized in stone, the Wentz house has a wide entablature/cornice displaying a row of dentils; its entrance, with its pair of narrow side lights and transom, is deeply recessed into the wall. Each of the two side walls has a symmetrical pattern of windows, and to each side of the ridge of the gable roof are small chimneys. The central-hall plan has the usual staircase and pairs of rooms on each side of the hall on the first and second floors. The lean-to at the rear was probably original to the house.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Wentz House", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE247.

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