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Eugene J. Curtis House

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1921, Trowbridge and Ackerman. Hillcrest Dr., S. Heather Lane

The Curtis family engaged the New York firm of Alexander B. Trowbridge and Frederick Lee Ackerman to design this large-scale country house. Its character is established by a steeply pitched hipped roof, immense chimneys, and lower bay windows that tie the building to its site. The building is similar to work produced in England in the teens and twenties by Ernest Newton and M. H. Bailey Scott. The design could be thought of as a rationalized medievalism. In this version the ground floor opens up extensively to gardens and terraces through numerous bands of casement windows and doors and through several wide bay windows.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Eugene J. Curtis 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, 62-62.

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