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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

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

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