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McTaggart-Price House

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c. 1876. 206 Cedar St.

In style this is one of those nineteenth-century designs that is nearly impossible to pin down. The arched openings, pavilion with central gable, and hipped roof are reminiscent of the Italianate, but the detailing and vertical feeling of the design have more to do with post-Civil War Victorian architecture. An unusual feature of the design is the use of white brick for the arched windows and quoining of the walls. Though the house has sixteen rooms, the scale of its walls and openings conveys a dollhouselike appearance.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "McTaggart-Price 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, 96-96.

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