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c. 1885. 809 N. 7th St.

Facing out over this house's extensive garden is a dramatic octagonal tower. On its third floor a gabled wall dormer projects upward into the spirelike roof. The dormer window is enclosed on each side by a pair of thick stepped brackets that support its gable ends. At the other side of the house is a round bay tower, cantilevered out from the second floor. In style this brick house is Queen Anne. One suspects that the two-story porch overlooking the garden, as well as the entrance porch, are later Colonial Revival additions.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME035.

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