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c. 1885. Northeast corner Maple and 12th St.

The designer of this two-and-a-half-story Queen Anne dwelling seems to have first established a simple rectangular volume for his building and then enriched it with projections into the body of the structure, outward projections of bays and porches, and then a constant embellishment of its surfaces. The triumph of the house is the curved floral pattern realized in an appliqué of sawed wood within its principal gable end.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Centerville, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO032.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 317-317.

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