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Harts Haven House

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c. 1890. Northeast corner of Broadway and 17th St.

The picturesque roofscape of this classic Queen Anne dwelling consists of a spired bay tower on one side, an oversized dormer in the center of the roof, and on the other side an extension of the open second-floor porch, which has a semi-circular front and its own spire roof. A large porch runs across the front of the house at the first-floor level and extends out to the side as a circular open pavilion covered by yet another spired roof. The usual sawed and turned work one associates with the Queen Anne is found in most parts of the house, except on the gabled ends of the porch and of the upper dormer; here the theme is Colonial Revival. The house is sited on a hill, so that its verticality is accentuated.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Harts Haven House", [Denison, 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, 470-470.

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