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Higgens House

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c. 1908. Northwest corner of 12th St. and Grand Ave.

A wide, two-story portico supported by four stout Ionic columns makes it plain that this Colonial Revival “mansion” housed one of the community's leading figures. Within the portico is a narrow second-floor balcony, and on each side are matching pergolalike porches, one of which contains the porte-cochère. The roof forms dormers that depart from the Colonial into the then-current Craftsman mode.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Higgens House", [Spencer, 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, 433-433.

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