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Cottage

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c. 1875. Northwest corner of Main and Huber streets

Though briefly in fashion, the Eastlake mode could and did lend itself to a variety of inventive interpretations. This is one of them. The principal gables boast a variety of surfaces—fishscale shingles, horizontal insert panels covered with small boards laid at a 45-degree angle, quarter sunburst motifs, and more. Within the gable facing the street is a wonderful projecting porch on the second floor. Thin posts join the deck to the roof above, and the triangle of the roof centers on an arch articulated by patterns of turned and sawed wood. Finally, between two of the large gables is a miniature gable thrust out at a 45degree angle, mirroring the angled wall below. The upper sashes of the double-hung windows display a surround of squares of brightly colored glass.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cottage", [Pella, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE400.

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