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Wynkook House (Springside)

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1848. North end of Bellevue, unsigned road beyond end of Washington St.
  • Wynkook House (Springside) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The Wynkook Villa, as it was referred to, is one of the largest remaining Italianate/Gothic Revival houses in Iowa. Between two broad projecting wings of the house, with their sawed and carved bargeboards, is a square tower surmounted by an Eastlake roof of four wall dormers. An overscale Gothic window looks out of the front of the tower's third floor. The rooflines are broken by paneled chimneys and finials. The walls of the building are of stone laid in a horizontal random pattern. The house now has a romantic, lonely quality to it as it sits high on its hillside location at the north edge of Bellevue, looking down over the Mississippi.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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