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Musser House

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1890. 715 College St.

Though the Musser house is large, it conveys an easygoing nonpretentious atmosphere. A wide porch encircles the corner bay tower, which on its third floor becomes a loggia. One immediately is aware of the thin balloon-frame construction of the building because of its surface of horizontal alternating bands of shingles and clapboard. In addition the clapboard bands are articulated by narrow, thin, vertical wood members.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Musser House", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE280.

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