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Toman House

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1872, attrib. George Josselyn. Southwest corner of 4th St. S.W. and 3rd Ave. S.W.

A meandering Eastlake house is topped by a roof punctured by shed-roofed wall dormers, gables, and very tall chimneys. Yet the building seems to hug the ground because of its low-eaved roof and the horizontal band of fishscale shingles that runs along the facade, connecting the headers of the first-floor windows.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Toman House", [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, 404-404.

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