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Hanley House

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1910. .5 miles south of Oakland on the west side of US 59 and US 6
  • Hanley House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

South of Oakland is the Hanley house, which on one side is Edwardian/Colonial Revival, but to the left suddenly becomes a romantic medieval castle with a large, three-story crenellated tower. Working into the tower at the first-floor level is a beautifully detailed Colonial Revival porch with paired Tuscan columns set on a solid stone railing. The delicacy of the porch is repeated in the low-pitched attic gable with a swayed roof and small-scaled casement window; the window is surmounted by a projecting lintel supported at each side by brackets. Despite the varied, even opposing images used, the house still manages to hang together remarkably well as a design.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Hanley 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, 488-489.

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