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c. 1885. 302 Church St., Toledo

A good-sized two-story Queen Anne dwelling is here hidden behind a luxurious two-story porch. The term “gingerbread ornament,” so often applied to woodwork of this sort, is certainly an apt description of the ornamentation of this porch. A lacy pattern of molded, sawed, and turned woodwork bursts forth in this design, forming a remarkable transition from the exterior world to the interior of the house.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Toledo, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE414.

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