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Sharon House

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1891. 728 Farnam Ave.

This French Second Empire-style house, with its central Italianate tower and vertical windows, was stylistically late on the scene. The lower two floors of this brick dwelling, with their great bay windows, are relatively simple compared to the crescendo of activity that occurs within the mansard roofs and the tower. The angled front bays are treated as pavilions, and their concave roofs are dotted with dormers and surmounted by wrought-iron cresting. The tower, detailed with great brackets and roof crest, is almost entirely of glass.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Sharon House", [Davenport, 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, 74-74.

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