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House (now a funeral home)

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now a funeral home
c. 1928. Southwest corner of N. Elm St. and 6th Ave. W.

The English Tudor phase of the period revival of the twenties has been employed in this residence. The telling feature of the design is the entrance. The narrow half-timbered section above has been brought down over and around the door, which in turn is set into a masonry wall. The scale of the door in comparison to the tall stairhall window above gives one the feeling that one is entering a medieval building through a postern gate.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House (now a funeral home)", [Cresco, 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, 373-373.

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