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c. 1880; 2 miles west of Newton on route F48 (old US 6)
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An ordinary Queen Anne dwelling becomes quite extraordinary through its system of bay windows and the sheathing of its walls and roof. On the facade toward the road is a pair of two-story bay units, standing side by side. These are roofed with three gables each. Since the sides of the dormers are angled, these gables meet the center gable at a peculiar position. Above these odd roof junctures of the bay is an additional large end-gable that tries to hold everything together. The main roof of the house is sheathed with large metal shingles laid at a 45-degree angle. Below, the walls are covered with a pattern of curved fishscale shingles.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Newton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE384.

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