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Baago's Cottages

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early 1930s. 1204–1212 W. 7th Ave.
  • Baago's Cottages (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

These five dollhouse-sized cottages combine both the Colonial and medieval cottage images. The design tour-de-force of these buildings lies in their entrances, where a curved roof goes down close to the ground, and within which is not only the entrance door but a small niche with a vaulted ceiling.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Baago's Cottages", [Clear Lake, 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, 368-368.

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