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Hedge House (Hedge Hall)

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Hedge Hall
1859. 609 5th St.

At first glance one would think of this two-and-a-half-story yellow brick house as an example of Beaux-Arts Classicism at the turn of the century. Instead, we have here a building in what we can loosely label as the highly fashionable Renaissance Revival style. The entablature is elaborately ornamented with a vine-and-leaf pattern, and is occasionally broken by small round windows. The wide, projecting cornice is supported by a continuous row of brackets. The principal windows exhibit projecting lintels, and the corners of the building are deeply quoined. Equally rich in form and detail is the entrance porch supported by paired columns that are set on a high base.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Hedge House (Hedge Hall)", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME031.

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