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Conaway-Mills-Tickenberg Cottage

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c. 1865. 205 N. Adams St.

The proportions and modest roof pitch of this one-and-a-half-story cottage are essentially Greek Revival. The designer sought to make it Gothic Revival by adding sawed, open bargeboards running entirely around the house, a central wall gable, and finials at the gable ends. The front porch also is Gothic Revival, with latticework used to cover the pillars and as a horizontal band under the eaves. The windows in the gable ends became pointed by the addition of a louvered section above the normal double-hung window.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Conaway-Mills-Tickenberg Cottage", [Mount Pleasant, 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, 132-132.

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