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Hillman House

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1917. 214 High St.

A second Prairie house in Carson is the James Hillman house. As is the case with several other Prairie style houses, this one creates the impression that a smaller box with a hipped roof has been placed atop a somewhat larger box with the same type of roof. This is due mainly to the high pitch of both roofs and is accentuated by the covering of the lower floor in brick and the upper floor in narrow clapboard. At the front of the house to the left on ground level is the entrance (easy to miss); then at the center of the front is an open porch whose roof is supported by brick piers. The second-floor windows (in this instance, all of the windows are double hung) are grouped quite close to the corners of the building.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Hillman House", [Oakland, 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, 462-463.

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