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Whitney House

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c. 1916. South side of 8th St., between Spruce and Pine streets
  • Whitney House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This good-sized English Tudor house has been simplified and organized according to the Craftsman aesthetic. The center portion of the house is a simple and direct two-story rectangular block capped by a steeply pitched gable roof. An open living porch projects from the left side of the house, and enclosed wings are attached to the right side and the rear. The gable ends bear half-timbering, and the front of the roof contains a Craftsmanlike shed-roof dormer. The front entrance has a curved roof similar to those in the work of George Maher.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Whitney House", [Atlantic, 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, 458-458.

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