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Lewood T. Osier House

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1911–1912. 304 Broadway

The Osler house unites some Craftsman detailing with an essential Prairie box. The walls of the lower section of the house (up to the second-floor window sills) are covered in shingles; above, the walls are stucco, which is carried out onto the boxed roof eaves. To the left on ground level is an entrance and a porte-cochère. The roof of the entrance porch is a simple extension of one side of the gable roof over the porte-cochère. Supporting this entry roof is a pair of dramatic curved brackets. There is a rectilinear pattern of mullions within each casement window. Although the solar collector panels on the roof may be practical, they certainly have added little aesthetically to the house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Lewood T. Osier House", [Carson, 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, 462-462.

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