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Cottage

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c. 1875, and later. 803 Pleasant St.

The nineteenth-century designer mixed the Gothic and Eastlake together, accompanied by a nod or two to the Italianate. Then in the twentieth century a new roof covered by large side-lap asphalt shingles was added, and the porch and bays were then clothed in stone (or concrete cast in imitation of stone?). Remodelings such as this can often destroy a building, but not in this case; each change has helped.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cottage", [Osage, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO253.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 425-425.

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