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Alsop House

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1948–1951, Frank Lloyd Wright. 1907 A St.

A version of Frank Lloyd Wright's post-World War II Usonian houses, this one has a low gable roof and a characteristic wide, cantilevered flat roof that shelters both the entrance and the open carport. The small kitchen/workspace forms the central module of the house, with the entrance, living, and dining space off to the right; to the left, a long gallery leads to the three bedrooms. The walls of the dwelling are of finely laid brick; the fenestration is cypress, and the roof is a contrasting red color. Much of the furniture—freestanding as well as built in—was designed for the house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Alsop House", [Oskaloosa, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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