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c. 1905. 1412 State St., Tama

The primitiveness of the eighteenth-century Colonial style was here infused into a commanding design that was not reticent about reflecting the affluence of the upper middle class as America entered the “new” century. The house sits in the center of a wide lawn, some distance from the street. It states its case through a stately two-story temple front; but at the same time, through its extensive front veranda, it bespeaks a life of ease. The house is appropriately painted (at this writing) yellow for the clapboard and white for the trim.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Tama, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE415.

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