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Seaman House

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1904, John Morrell and Son. 516 5th Ave. S.

What was meant to be read as a substantial “mansion” was realized within the Beaux-Arts tradition. Its first-floor base is rusticated, and the upper two floors of smooth-surfaced brick and terracotta are held in place by a broad overhanging “Italianate” tile hipped roof. Other classical motifs are the entrance porch with its four Ionic columns and roof balustrades and the central Palladian windows and door above the entrance. The building has been converted into apartments.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 61-61.

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