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c. 1882. 633 Mechanic St.

One can certainly use the term “abstracted” here in reference to the designer's approach to this turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival building. Particularly thoughtful is the manner in which the clapboard skin of the corner bay tower simply becomes the surface for the adjoining gabled wing. At the side a two-story bay has been reduced to a simple segmental curve, the windows and door detailing flowing easily across it.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Osage, 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, 425-425.

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