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Fred Van Allen House

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John Morrell and Son. 844 5th Ave. S.

A tiled hipped roof and an entablature with windows crown this two-and-a-half-story stucco-sheathed box. Everything seems overscaled on the front elevation except for the pair of bay windows that seem to belong to a smaller, less formal house. This dwelling, with a few nods to the Chicago work of George W. Maher, was designed for one of the owners of the Van Allen Department Store, who in 1913 engaged Louis H. Sullivan for its design (see ME066).

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Fred Van Allen 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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