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Villa Raphael

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1909. 1235 Mount Loretta

The Villa Raphael was originally built as a mother house of the Sisters of Presentation. While this four-story brick building with octagonal bay towers at the ends hints at the Romanesque, its character is established by the two-story entrance porch in the Doric order. An unsympathetic addition (at least it is sheathed in brick) has been built to the right of the older complex.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Villa Raphael", [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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