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Carson-Tracy House

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c. 1888, c. 1906. 601 N. 6th St.

Often the late Queen Anne and the Colonial Revival styles were mixed together; in the case of this house, most of the “Colonializing” was the result of an extensive series of additions and remodelings that probably came about shortly before the second owner took possession of the house around 1906. The first floor of the house is sheathed in rough limestone that conveys a primitive feeling. The second floor and attic are covered with patterned shingles. The tour de force of the house is the wide octagonal corner bay tower. Its base is stone, the next level is shingled, and the third-floor walls are decorated with plaster relief sculpture. The tower is terminated by a faceted S-shaped dome.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Carson-Tracy House", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME033.

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