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Charles E. Schramm House

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c. 1893. 512 Columbia St.

The Richardsonian Romanesque served as a point of reference for this coursed ashlar limestone block dwelling, but the picturesque medievalism of the Romanesque has been all but eliminated. The roofscape is calm and sedate; the rectangular openings and the great Richardsonian arches seem to refer to the world of geometry, rather than directly to a romantic past. On the first floor a rectangular groove cuts into the solid stone balustrade of the porch. The headers of the windows are directly adjacent to the roof soffits.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Charles E. Schramm House", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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