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c. 1870, c. 1905. 1846 Sunnyside
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A late Italianate brick house has been transformed into a real “mansion” by the addition of a large two-story porch, with a smaller one-story porch tucked in under it. The larger porch is treated as a rotunda with its center open to the sky as an oculus. The four Roman Ionic columns are immense, as are the entablature and the roof balustrade. The rotunda space is maintained and accentuated by the first-floor porch, which curves inward toward the facade underneath the larger porch. All in all, these porches represent a remarkable design, and they are of such strength that one does not sense that they are additions to an older house.

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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-ME046.

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