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c. 1878. 218 High St.

A good-sized dwelling with Eastlake ornamentation, this house tries as much as possible to pose as a cottage. The main roof sways down and joins a low shed-roofed porch. The first floor is of brick; above, over a dozen horizontal bands of different shingle patterns decorate the surfaces. The gable and bargeboards are typically Eastlake, their lower edges sawed in a gentle wavelike pattern, and groups of round holes occur here and there.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Keokuk, 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, 111-111.

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