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Chickasaw Octagon House

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1871–1874. Court Street
  • Chickasaw Octagon House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The small town of Chickasaw contains one of Iowa's few remaining octagonal houses. The handsome walls of this dwelling are of smooth-faced cut limestone laid up in a somewhat irregular manner. Instead of a central cupola, a chimney protrudes from the center of the roof. The lower windows are elongated units; those on the second floor are smaller and some of them are grouped in pairs. The present entrance porch with gable roof is not original to the house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chickasaw Octagon House", [Ionia, 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, 366-367.

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