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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

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Willoughby House", [Grundy Center, 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, 396-396.

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