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Harker House

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c. 1870s. Southwest corner of Lake and 3rd streets

Hidden behind a forest of conifers is one of Iowa's most enticing examples of the French Second Empire style. Though modest in size, everything is here, and all the details are beautifully and sophisticatedly handled. At the front, gabled dormers break through the roof's entablature and cornice; below is a small bracketed angled roof bay with a porch to the side. There are stone lintels over the windows and doors; in the front facade these projecting lintels are carried down the sides of the window frames. On the side elevations of the house the lintels have circular crowns, and on each side the design is terminated with additional circles.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Harker House", [Storm Lake, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO293.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 437-437.

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