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A. C. Brown House

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1904. 1421 1st Ave. S.

The architect of this house held the irregularity of a picturesque design in check by carefully tying all of the volumes together, and then by emphasizing the horizontal through broad overhanging eaves, projecting gable ends, bands of horizontal shingles, and an extensive array of wraparound porches. A visitor to the dwelling ascends a broad curved stairway that is oriented toward the dominant wide corner bay tower.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "A. C. Brown House", [Estherville, 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, 384-384.

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