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Paine House

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1851. Proceed east on Front St. as road turns and crosses railroad tracks; the house is located about .25 miles from this point

Though the roof is steeply pitched, the sidehall scheme and the detailing of this one-and-a-half-story clapboard cottage are late Federal. Extremely narrow side lights at the entrance are played off against a wide transom. Centered above the first-floor entrance is a door, indicating that a porch was planned for the second floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Paine House", [Keosauqua, 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, 313-313.

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