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Fred Stone House

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c. 1856. 614 W. 3rd St.

One version of the Italianate style was based on the late eighteenth-century Federal house, and upon this was grafted a bracketed roof, porches, and bays. Sometimes, as is the case in the Fred Stone house, these wood details are fragile and thin, seemingly having as much to do with the concurrent Gothic Revival style as with the Italianate. In this house the paired, very narrow wooden brackets move along the eaves and gable ends without having any entablature. From the porch columns spring thin wooden double arches; and an arched hood covers the central second-story windows above the entrance.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Fred Stone House", [Muscatine, 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, 138-138.

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