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Marmann-Stemmer House

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1889. 113 N. Oak Ave.

This house is one of the gems of the Queen Anne style in Iowa. J. C. Stemmer, the original owner-builder, was a lumberman, and he equipped his two-story brick house with a rich variety of band-sawed and turned woodwork. The front veranda with its patterns of curved arches and spandrels was matched by the elaborate open trusswork of the third-floor gables on the side of the house. The elaborate interior woodwork is enriched by numerous stained glass windows.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Marmann-Stemmer House", [Elkader, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME217.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 96-96.

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