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321 3rd St. E.

Without question, the Eastlake mode of the 1870s led to some delightful and inventive interpretations of Gothic design, and this house is one of them. Amid a virtual forest of gables on this one-and-a-half-story house, a classic Eastlake tower rises. Sometime around 1910 the house acquired a Colonial Revival porch with concrete block below and Tuscan columns above. An even later remodeling consisted of a resheathing of the building in large cement-asbestos shingles.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Monticello, 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, 126-126.

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