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Moore House

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1851–1856. 716 W. 3rd St.
  • Moore House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The boxlike form, proportions, and much of the fenestration of the Moore house indicate its essential derivation from the Federal style. Elements of the Italianate style enter in the usual places: a balustraded porch across the first-floor front, angled bay windows, an emphasized entablature/cornice with paired brackets, and a rooftop widow's walk with a central belvedere. In comparison to the nearby Fred Stone house ( ME346), the wood details of the Moore house have thickness and weight, coming close to suggesting their ultimate source in stone.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Moore 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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