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Armstrong House

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1919. 775 Crest Ave.

Another of the community's Prairie-style houses that looked to the Chicago work of George W. Maher, the Armstrong house is more delicate in scale and in detail than the Butler house of 1903 or the Corey house of 1914 ( NO144), although it is as large. Windows occur as broad horizontal groups in the Armstrong house; the gable roofs have exaggerated overhangs, and the entrance has that Maheresque touch, a segmented curved roof over the entrance. Below are three small windows set behind two engaged columns. A low dormer with a center arched section is centrally placed within the tile roof. The hipped roof extends far out over the brick walls below.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Armstrong 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, 392-392.

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