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Evans House

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1886. 409 W. Vine St.
  • Evans House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The designer of the Evans house took the Queen Anne theme and effectively reduced it nearly to the proportions of a children's playhouse. The small circular tower sheathed in board-and-batten is almost French Châteauesque, and the front projecting second-floor balcony is enriched by spindle-backed seats on each side. Everything else about the design is miniaturized—the tucked-in front entrance, the small gabled window dormers, and finally the little pencil-point brick chimney.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Evans House", [West Union, 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, 453-453.

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