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Bergman House

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1909, Proudfoot and Bird. 629 1st Ave. E.
  • Bergman House

This house was designed and built at the same time that Proudfoot and Bird were working on the county courthouse. We have a case of California's Mission Style being exported to Iowa, with white stucco walls, red tile roof, parapeted gables, and pergolas. As in many California examples, this is essentially a large Mission Revival bungalow, augmented by a small second-floor pavilion. The tour de force of this dwelling is a single immense stucco column whose top spreads out to receive the beams of the pergola.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Bergman House", [Newton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE380.

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