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Willoughby House

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1915, Howard B. Burr. 1002 G Ave.

A Prairie dwelling designed in the manner of George W. Maher, the Willoughby house is a box with a horizontal emphasis, covered by a low-pitched hipped roof with a wide overhang; there is a projecting center entrance with an upwardly curving roof supported by consoles. A living porch projects from the left side, and on the main roof of the house is a segmental arched dormer (matching the form of the curved roof above the entrance). Surprisingly this central dormer facing the street has been placed slightly off the centerline.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Willoughby House", [Grundy Center, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO160.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 396-396.

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