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Musser House (now Laura Musser Art Gallery and Museum)

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now Laura Musser Art Gallery and Museum
1908, Henry W. Zeidler. 1314 Mulberry Ave.

The local architect Henry W. Zeidler gave his client an up-to-date exercise in the Beaux-Arts mode. This “mansion” is a three-and-a-half-story structure in yellow pressed brick with stone trim. A broad porch runs across the front of the first-floor wing; the small windows on the third floor are situated just below the entablature, and a curved gable with pediment projects from the roof. To the right is a single-floor music room which was added in 1921.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Musser House (now Laura Musser Art Gallery and Museum)", [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, 141-141.

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