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c. 1889. 907 Central

The house itself is rather severe and plain, hinting at the late Queen Anne/Colonial Revival. But then there is the wraparound entrance veranda, a wonderfully exuberant, spindly creation of the Eastlake style with thin posts and turned lathe work, held together by an array of sawed wood details. The porch stylistically should have been built in the late 1870s, and the house some ten years later. Nonetheless, it all holds together very well.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Bedford, 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, 311-311.

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