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Cottage

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c. 1865. 614 Ave. E

This cottage displays an even more complex play of images than does the Beck house ( ME235). This one-and-a-half-story cottage with a mansard roof should read as French Second Empire, but it does not. The central steeply pitched wall gable with its cut-out bargeboards takes over, and it becomes Gothic Revival. Other wonderful contradictions occur in the dormer windows, where the roundtop windows and bracket-supported gables are Italianate. Also Italianate is the segmental arched entrance porch and the wide entablatures and brackets supporting the main roof.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cottage", [Fort Madison, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME236.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 101-101.

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