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Ward House (Ward's Folly)
In the 1850s there were several large Greek Revival “mansions” built within one or another of Iowa's Mississippi River towns. The Ward house, though never completed, is Muscatine's contribution to this imagery. A grand two-story pedimented porch overlooks the river from its blufftop location. The walls of this house on a raised basement are lined with a row of thinly projecting pilasters that support a wide entablature. At the center of the roof is an octagonal belvedere.
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