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Paine House

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1867. 301 Upper Broadway

When one looks up Broadway to the west, one's vista is stopped by the Paine house, a large two-story brick and stone-trim Gothic Revival dwelling (now painted white). On the street side two step gables continue the wall plane up into the attic. There are elaborate pointed-arched headers over all of the principal windows, and both the street and garden porches have piers with typical cut-out designs. The garden elevation is more varied than the front. Here one will discover the asymmetrical composition of the main mass of the house: on the ground floor is a bay window with small semi-circular lunettes, while on the second floor the windows have been appreciably enlarged and now appear monumental in scale.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Paine House", [Decorah, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO106.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 379-379.

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