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Hitchcock House

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1856. On the south, .3 miles west of Lewis, on an unpaved road that leads from the northwest corner of town
  • Hitchcock House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

In 1856 the Reverend George Hitchcock built a handsome two-story stone house just west of the town of Lewis. The walls of the house are laid in local dark-brown stone; the joints are irregular, but the faces of the stone are smooth. Larger, more finely cut stones were employed for the lintels and for the edges of the building. The general proportions of the house, the symmetry of the windows on three facades, and the low hipped roof attest to its inheritance of the Federal style. The entrance, with side lights and transom window, is sheltered by a small cantilevered hipped roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Hitchcock House", [Lewis, 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, 483-483.

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