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Platner House

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c. 1890, attrib. Marsden Keyes. 725 1st St. W.

Keyes turned to the Queen Anne image for this house, though his interpretation of it was a little on the old-fashioned side. A singular feature of the design is the three-story corner tower with its steeply pitched gable roof; it ends up reading as part of the house, not as a tower.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Platner House", [Mt Vernon, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE359.

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