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Harper House

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1919. 16 N. Connecticut Ave.

A Prairie-style/Craftsman bungalow was realized here in brick with a tile roof. While the one-and-a-half-story bungalow conveys modesty in size, the house is in fact of good size and even includes a porte-cochère adjacent to the entrance porch. A fascinating design feature is the manner in which the windows in the front gable are made to follow the pitch of the entrance porch roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Harper House", [Mason City, 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, 416-416.

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