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Turner Octagon House

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c. 1870s. 108 Kansas St.

A “do-it-yourself” single-floor octagon has been set on a masonry foundation which, because of the slope of the land, is partially exposed as a full story. The house has acquired new siding, and the original narrow, vertical double-hung windows have been replaced by wide windows. The octagon's original detailing was Italianate, with segmental arched windows and lintels accompanied by a pronounced cornice.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Turner Octagon House", [Sioux City, 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, 498-499.

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