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Smith House

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1935, J. Bradley Rust. 708 McLean St.
  • Smith House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The small, more formal French country house (generally referred to as French Provincial) came into popularity in America at the end of the 1930s. Its balanced, classical composition related it to the English Regency as well as to the American Colonial Revival. In this brick two-story dwelling the Iowa City architect J. Bradley Rust let the wall dormers break into the roof with segmented curved roofs. He centered attention on the front entrance with its double doors, accompanied above by wide French doors leading onto a small balcony with a metal balustrade. The brick walls have been painted with a light wash to enhance the appearance of age.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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