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Lauther Cottage

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c. 1875. 2.5 miles north of Fort Madison on route X32

In this small brick farm dwelling, the Gothic Revival style has been combined with the Italianate. The scheme is that of a one-and-a-half-story cottage with a central entrance and gable that projects slightly from the face of the building. The roofs are steep, and the tops of the upper windows in the gable ends all have pointed arches. The entrance porch, on the other hand, is Italianate. Limestone has been used for the foundation, and the first-floor windows have decorated stone lintells.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Lauther Cottage", [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, 102-102.

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