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Butler House

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1903, Nourse and Rasmussen. 327 S. 12th St.
  • Butler House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Like the Corey house of 1914 ( NO144), this house is derived from the Chicago work of George W. Maher. The solidity of the classical has been updated by references to what was going on at the turn of the century in Vienna. The rectangular block of the house is covered by an extended hipped roof supported by a wide entablature. The walls are of smooth Roman brick, which aids in making the building read as horizontal. On the first floor is a wide porch supported by heavy brick piers with highly stylized capitals.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Butler House", [Fort Dodge, 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, 391-391.

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