You are here

Wilson House

-A A +A
1916, Mortimer B. Cleveland. 802 I Ave.

An impressive sweeping gable roof dominates this Prairie-style dwelling. The gable end is treated in a vertical pattern of half-timbering. A podium brick terrace together with the brick sheathing of the first floor ties the house firmly to its site. An extra-large tripartite window provides almost a picture window for the living room, which runs across the front of the house. To the left, the slope of the main roof is carried on to cover an enclosed living/ dining porch.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Wilson 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, 396-397.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.