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c. 1870. 301 State St.

A number of remarkable features are gathered together in this grand-scale brick dwelling. Its third floor is encased in a dormered mansard roof, as in a French Second Empire house. A “correct” tower rises where the two wings join, but the entrance porch at the base of the tower is really Eastlake. Instead of being elevated on a raised basement, the building sits directly on the ground. These aspects and later additions have created an unusual building.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Bellevue, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME014.

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