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Crum House

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1866–1867. 1110 E. Kirkwood
  • Crum House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This high “Victorian” Italianate house seems to pose as a country house. It is a large cube with a rear two-story dependency, and it displays a roofscape of chimneys as well as a central widow's walk with a balustrade. The heavy brackets of the roof are accentuated by drop finials. A large scale tripartite round-headed window appears on the front, directly over the lower, equally broad arched entrance door; and exaggerated quoins define the edges of the building. The house was built for a prosperous Iowa City meatpacker.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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