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Snowden House (now Waterloo Women's Club)

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now Waterloo Women's Club
c. 1875. 306 Washington St.

On a hilltop eminence far back from the street sits this splendid brick Italianate house. The scheme is that of the two-story centralgable form with walls that display wonderfully inventive entablatures over the principal windows. A porch covering the entire front of the house helps to tie the building to the site. Under the broadly overhanging gable and roof eaves is a wide paneled entablature which is enhanced by numerous rows of dentils and the large roof brackets.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Snowden House (now Waterloo Women's Club)", [Waterloo, 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, 446-446.

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