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Curtin House

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c. 1900. 614 W. Water St.

A two-story turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival box, the Curtin house successfully plays the game between classical symmetry and the irregularity of the picturesque Queen Anne. The porch with its columned, pedimented entrances is countered by off-center bay windows and a third-floor gable with a barely suggested small circular balcony. Light classical garlands decorate the entablature of the porch, and the broadly overhanging roofs are supported by narrow brackets.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Curtin House", [Decorah, 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, 378-378.

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