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F. D. Stout House

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1890–1891. 1105 Locust St.

As the Richardsonian Romanesque continued into the 1890s, it became less picturesque and more ordered. The F. D. Stout house illustrates this classicizing trend. The usual rusticated red sandstone was still used for the walls. However, while a few round-arched openings, a corner tower, and the roofscape are varied, the fenestration of the house, with its emphasis on repeated rectangular openings, reveals none of the playfulness and romance one associates with the earlier forms of the style at the beginning of the 1880s. The result is a strong urban design of real authority, a design which could easily have been in fashion and built contemporaneously in Chicago or New York.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "F. D. Stout House", [Dubuque, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME170.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 84-84.

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