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Davis (Witt-Kramer) House

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1845–1850. 405 N. 1st St.

The early nineteenth-century Federal style tradition lingers on through the middle of the century in this house. Much of its interior detailing and its front piered entrance porch are Italianate. In plan it is the classical sidehall scheme; its structure is of brick with wide stone lintels over the windows.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Davis (Witt-Kramer) House", [Elkader, 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, 95-95.

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