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c. 1875. 613 1st Ave. N.E.

The porch facing the street is not the entrance to this cottage but a narrow veranda; the actual entrance is through a small porch to the side. Equally unusual is the manner in which the designer has taken the Eastlake style and modified it by numerous references to the Italianate. The roof, with a central flat section, hovers down over the house like a snug hat. It is occasionally lifted by gables and low wall dormers to provide light and space for the second floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cottage", [Independence, 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, 403-403.

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