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Litchfield House (Mandalay)

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Mandalay
1922. 1603 Mandalay Dr.

A 56-room 1920s “mansion,” the Litchfield house included a gallery for target shooting, a gymnasium, a billiard room, and a bowling alley. The architectural image is a bit difficult to pin down; probably what was intended was a recollection of the Central European Baroque, though at a casual glance it almost looks Mission Revival. The building's site, overlooking the river to the north with parkland beyond, is a splendid one. The house is now enshrouded in unkempt vegetation, and it has suffered from conversions to various uses and more recently from a fire.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Litchfield House (Mandalay)", [Cedar Falls, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO038.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 362-362.

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