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c. 1870. 503 Main St. W.

It is the square three-story corner tower that helps to set this house far above the usual combination of Italianate/French Second Empire designs created in the years after the Civil War. The cornice of the small tower is broken in its center by a small curved wall dormer; above this on all four sides of the tiny mansard roof are narrow overscaled dormer windows. A Colonial Revival porch with a rounded end has been added to the house (c. 1900).

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Marshalltown, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE349.

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