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c. 1875. Southeast corner of 5th and Walnut streets

A boxlike two-story late Italianate dwelling has been made more commanding by the addition of a fancifully detailed wraparound porch. The entablature of the flat-roofed porch exhibits a pattern of small brackets; between the wood piers, below the entablature, is a cutout pattern that curves upward, then bends downward at the center. The house is sheathed in clapboard and has segmental arched windows; there is a grouping of pairs of brackets under the main roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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