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Jacobson House

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1928, William L. Steele. 4401 Perry Way
  • Jacobson House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

For the design of this house Steele took the theme of the Prairie-style bungalow and updated it by simplifying the fenestration of the volumes, and then by covering the forms by projecting gabled roofs of thin profile. The house now reads as an easygoing 1920s brick bungalow. One notes the brick gateposts, composed of layered rectangular volumes surmounted by tall, rectangular lamps. Behind the gateposts is the much-needed threecar garage which perfectly mirrors the gable roof forms of the house. The front porch, which was originally open, has now been enclosed.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Jacobson 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, 506-506.

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