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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.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chittenden House", [Keokuk, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME274.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 113-113.

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