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c. 1870s. 601 N. Elm St.

A diminutive one-and-a-half-story cottage has been designed to suggest something of a delightful pretense in size. The small central bay containing the front door continues upward to form a gable with a bay. The windows of this bay have been narrowed, changing the scale entirely. The corners of the house have been cut by walls at a 45-degree angle; within each wall there is just enough room for a window. A shingled shed roof and canopies reminiscent of elements of the Eastlake style cover the windows on the first floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [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, 373-374.

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