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Briggs House

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1916, Howard B. Burr. 1009 6th St.

The design of this Prairie house is so close to Walter Burley Griffin's Comstock house, no. 2 (1912), in Evanston, Illinois, that it would be easy to assume that he did this house as well. This house has a roof form similar to that of the Bailey house on Seventh Street ( NO163): there is a central gable which flattens out at the eave ends, and a V-header window within the second-floor gable end. The roof of the entrance porch perfectly matches the main roof of the house.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Briggs House", [Grundy Center, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO165.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 397-397.

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