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1862. Proceed 2.2 miles south of Atlantic on US 6, turn right (west) on route G35, after 18 miles turn north on gravel road, proceed 1.2 miles to first house on west side of road
  • Haas House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Gerald Haas, the first owner of this house, built it from lumber and precut parts brought by wagon from Des Moines. The house is an excellent example of a Greek Revival dwelling modified by Italianate detailing. The entrance porch of this two-story clapboard house is vigorously Greek; its two columns are fluted and of the Ionic order, the porch's entablature cornice has dentils, and the end posts of the balustrade around the roof are abbreviated Doric shafts. In contrast the molding carried on the lintels of the windows and partially down each side is a device usually associated with either the Gothic Revival or the Italianate. The brackets supporting the overhanging hipped roof are strongly Italianate.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Haas House", [Vail, 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, 458-459.

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