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Joy House

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c. 1897. 816 Grand St.

Impressively situated in a parklike setting, the Joy house brings together a variety of late nineteenth-century architectural images. The format of this stone, brick, stucco, and wood dwelling is picturesque Queen Anne—there is an extensive veranda, a varied, steeply pitched roofscape, and an assertive three-story corner bay tower. But the detailing goes off in two directions. The half-timbering apparent in the principal front gable is more “correct” Tudor Revival than Queen Anne, while other details, such as the columns and entablature, are Colonial Revival.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Joy House", [Keokuk, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME278.

Print Source

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

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