This end-gable two-story Greek Revival house built of ashlar blocks of limestone has an elegantly detailed entrance. Under a small roof with pairs of end brackets is an entry door with diamond-paned side lights; above, the transom window is divided into three parts, and these too have diamond-paned glass. To the side of the two-story section of the house is a one-and-a-half-story wing with a recessed porch. The square shape of the cupola-topped barn is a form infrequently encountered in Iowa. The “feel” of the stone barn and its rear wing is Greek Revival. There is a suggestion of corner quoining, and the double-hung windows are arranged in a symmetrical fashion on all of the facades of the building.
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Strawn / Cook House and Barn
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