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Gilmore House

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1915, Barry Byrne. 511 E. State St.
  • Gilmore House (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Gilmore House (Richard W. Longstreth)

A mixture of Viennese Secessionist architecture and the Prairie school has not quite been brought off in this Byrne design. The treatment of the gables, almost as applied triangles, and the feeling that the accompanying entablature has been merely applied signal a relationship to architecture in Central Europe, but the window grouping and the stone base refer to Griffin's nearby work.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Gilmore 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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