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Davidson House

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1896. 204 Prospect Ave.

In contrast to the Shuler house ( ME145), the white clapboarded Davidson house reveals a classical vocabulary used to express the American Colonial Revival. The building's two-story pedimented entrance porch with Ionic columns suggests the earlier Greek Revival of the 1830s and 1840s. The wide entrance doorway is crowned by a Federal-inspired lunette window, and bracket-supported balconies appear below each of the principal windows on the front facade. The second-floor balcony within the portico has now been enclosed.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Davidson 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, 75-75.

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