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c. 1890. 621 Ave. E

This two-story Queen Anne dwelling asserts its presence almost entirely through its varied applied surface patterns. The central gable end facing the street has at its base a large, centrally placed window; this is connected to a pair of second-floor windows by a wood pattern (a central rectangle, surrounded by two curved shapes); and finally, in the gable end, is an overscaled lunette window and a horizontal band of paneling. The design may have come from one of the pattern books popular at the time, but whoever carried it out exercised great sensitivity.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Fort Madison, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME234.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 100-100.

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