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Chittenden House

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1855. 507 N. 4th St.

A classic towered Italianate villa, this dwelling looks like it is right out of one of the numerous popular pattern books of the 1840s and 1850s. The three-story tower is placed just where it should be, between a projection of one wing of the house to the left and another wing further back to the right. The entrance is in the base of the tower; the third floor of the tower has bracketed cast-iron balconies. There is a porch to the right of the entrance, and to the left is a large tripartite window whose sashes are carried down to the floor. Above this window is another projecting iron balcony.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chittenden 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, 113-113.

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