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1912, Walter Burley Griffin. 21 Rock Glen
  • Page House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This was the first of Griffin's realized designs for Rock Crest-Rock Glen. It is another exercise in the classic Prairie school open block plan. As in earlier work in the suburbs of Chicago, Griffin here employed a low-pitched cross-gable roof with extensive overhangs at the gable ends. A drive-through garage (added later) was located directly on the street; at the rear, to accommodate the slope of the land, he placed the house on an ashlar block stone foundation punctured in the center by a deeply cut arched window.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Page 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, 416-417.

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