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Blythe-Rule House

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1912–1913, Walter Burley Griffin. 11 Rock Glen
  • Blythe-Rule House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)
  • Blythe-Rule House (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Blythe-Rule House (Richard W. Longstreth)

A two-story Prairie box, the Blythe-Rule house is beautifully realized and wonderfully sited. Griffin provided ground-pressing piers at each of the first-floor corners of the block; above these on the second floor there is a bank of corner casement windows that help to create a contrasting light feeling on the second floor. The roof extends far out over the second floor and is composed of a flat section around the perimeter and a low-pitched section in the center which terminates in the low, massive chimney block.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Blythe-Rule 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, 417-417.

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