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c. 1872. Northwest corner of 6th Ave. and 10th St.

This one-and-a-half-story brick dwelling delightfully eludes any easy style designation. Though it boasts a mansard roof, it is certainly not French; the narrow windows within the wall dormers with their brackets and spindly columns are neither French nor Eastlake. And the inventive entablatures (more like a piece of furniture than an architectural detail) over the first-floor windows also cannot be pinned down stylistically. The ample grounds and plantings surrounded by a low stone wall and iron fence create an idealistic picture of an early 1870s “Victorian” residence. This house is similar in design to the one at 1325 Eighth Avenue. These two houses must certainly have been influenced by one another, or perhaps designed by the same individual.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Marion, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE335.

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