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McCoy House

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1925, design, Karl F. Saaur; 1928–1930, construction. 1160 Grandview Ave. S.

Grandview Avenue possesses a number of well-designed period revival houses of the 1920s and 1930s. The one-and-a-half-story McCoy house is French, more “Provincial” than Norman. Dark-colored brick is used as an accent against the background of light-tan brick walls. The composition of the roof is particularly successful: it works down from the higher wall-dormer section to the left, to the gabled dormer above the entrance; finally the hipped roof is brought down to and terminated by the large chimney.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "McCoy House", [Dubuque, 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, 90-90.

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