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Amos Miller House

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c. 1870. 616 E. Main St.
  • Amos Miller House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The architectural jewel of the town is the Amos Miller house. The Miller house is unquestionably one of Iowa's most original domestic designs of the nineteenth century. It is a one-and-a-half-story house with a mansard roof. The walls are of brick with strongly accentuated corner quoining; the second-floor windows begin in the brick wall, project through the wide entablature and cornice, and are covered by flat roofs supported by short wooden piers. When originally built, the ground floor at the front had a small entrance porch with a square bay to one side. Sometime around 1910, the front was remodeled and a substantial Colonial Revival porch with Ionic columns was added; a new fireplace chimney was attached to the side wall.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Amos Miller House", [Mechanicsville, 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, 123-123.

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