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Sargent House

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1862–1864. Southwest corner of Main and Henry streets

One of three classic examples of the Italian Villa mode in Mount Pleasant (for the others, see above), the Sargent house presents the central three-story tower scheme, the peak of the tower roof still bearing a finial supported on a tripod. The system of the entrance porch on the ground level is unusual; the entrance is covered by a projecting hood (as is the tower window above), and to each side, projecting forward, are two pavilionlike arched porches. The sides of the house boast angled bay windows, and the wrought-iron fence with its cast-iron posts still separates the grounds from the public sidewalk. The foundation of the house is Bedford limestone; above are solid brick walls 14 inches thick.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Sargent House", [Mount Pleasant, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME326.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 131-131.

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