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1872, 1904. 402 N. Madison

One of the easiest methods of changing the image of an older house into a more stylish mode was by revamping the entrance facade with the addition of a new porch. In this instance a grand two-story porch was added to a late Italianate wood-sheathed dwelling. While the designer of the new porch wished it to be read as Colonial Revival, he was very sensitive in carrying out the detailing. The cornice of the porch with its paired brackets matches that of the original house, and the usual columns are wood piers, somewhat Italianate in feeling.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Bloomfield, 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, 314-314.

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