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Stripe House (Rose Villa)

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Rose Villa
1856. 710 N. 7th St.
  • Stripe House (Rose Villa) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This two-story brick-and-stone Gothic Revival “cottage”—a building reminiscent of the work of A. J. Downing—has a symmetrical facade. The central gable, with its lush bargeboards, contains a large-scale pointed window seemingly taken directly from a church. Now missing is the original first floor front porch with its Gothic-style center balustrade.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Stripe House (Rose Villa)", [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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