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Knapp / Townsend House (now Cedar Falls Woman's Club)

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now Cedar Falls Woman's Club
1867. 224 W. 3rd St.

Certainly one of the most refined of the wood-sheathed Italianate houses in Iowa, this two-story house has a T-shaped plan that encompasses a dependency to the rear. The gabled ends of the dwelling are articulated by a pattern of brackets of a similar scale. There are traditional round windows in the gables; the remaining windows have lintels that are segmented curves. Extensive porches, now glassed in, appear at the front and to the side.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Knapp / Townsend House (now Cedar Falls Woman's Club)", [Cedar Falls, 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, 358-358.

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