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c. 1880; 2 miles west of Newton on route F48 (old US 6)
  • House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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