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Samuel Atlee (Walden) House

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c. 1865. 804 Ave. E

One assumes that this commodious two-story brick house started out as Italianate, and at some point in the late 1890s or early 1900s changes were made. One of the principal additions was an elaborate wood porch which was pulled across the face of the house. At its left end, the cross gable declares the house's main entrance; at the right, the gable extends out to the side street. The terminal points of the porch are groupings of three columns, set on a high base, with their entablatures extended far down from the roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Samuel Atlee (Walden) House", [Fort Madison, 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, 100-100.

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