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Van Cise House

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1892, George F. Barber. 603 E. Monroe St.

This is a somewhat calmer version of the Queen Anne than either the Crane house ( ME334) or the Ball house ( ME323). The centerpiece of the Van Cise house is the corner bay tower, which starts out as a rectangular volume covered by a shed roof; above this is a five-sided window bay and finally a high conical roof. The architect provided the client with a full set of working drawings for this house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Van Cise House", [Mt 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, 133-133.

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