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Pratt House

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1885. 503 Melrose Ave.

This brick Italianate house with a wide gable roof was built like a number of others in Iowa City, but much too late. Paired brackets support the gable and eave overhang of the low-pitched roof. The voussoirs and the keystone of the arched windows are accentuated in light-colored stone. Sometime in the early 1900s a substantial Colonial Revival porch with Ionic columns was added to the house. Other additions have also been made, but it all holds together very well.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Pratt House", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE308.

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