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Smith House

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1914, attrib. Morton B. Cleveland. 103 Blunt St.

The midwestern Prairie box, with its wide, overhanging hipped roof, is here enlarged to form a substantial upper-middle-class suburban dwelling. The horizontal banding of the design is carried out by its brick-clad base, by a horizontal band of windows and front screen porch, by a low hipped roof carried out over the first-floor windows, and finally by the second-floor stucco band with its horizontal banks of windows. The exterior remains essentially unaltered except for the addition of a carport to the right of the house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Smith House", [Charles 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, 364-364.

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