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Cornog House

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1922. 1155 E. Court St.

A Prairie-style house, one would assume, should match the horizontality of the land in its design, but as the Cornog house indicates, that is not always the case. Here one has a cubelike box, seemingly more vertical than horizontal. A thin, low-pitched hipped roof with extended eaves covers the stucco-sheathed box below. A band of wood starts at the soffit, goes down the wall, and then proceeds well under the first-floor windows; it then turns another 90-degree angle and returns to the roof soffit. An entrance porch with a nearly flat roof projects from the front of the house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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