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c. 1908. 1204 6th Ave.

The two-story rectangular block, usually covered with a hipped roof, was a popular building type in the years 1900 through 1915. In this house the general feeling conveyed is that of the classical tradition: there are broad, wide window openings accompanied by a wraparound piered porch. This house is constructed of concrete block in a pattern that imitates ashlar stone blocks.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [DeWitt, 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, 77-77.

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