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Walker House

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1937. 615 Court St.

The Colonial Revival house with pedimented wall dormers was a popular image created for domestic architecture in the 1930s. Usually, designs such as the one for the Walker house were referred to as the “Colonial farmhouse type.” Though the house was two stories high, the lowering of the roof eave around the windows and the use of a horizontal wood band to connect the second-floor window sills suggests that the dwelling was a modest story-and-a-half house. Sparse but delicate detailing often occurs in the 1930s Colonial Revival houses; here it can be seen in the linear quality of the side-lighted entrance and in the horizontal band of carved Adamesque swags placed below the eave.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Walker House", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME041.

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