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Smythe House

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1927–1928, William L. Perkins. 320 N. Grand St.

The theme of the one-and-a-half-story Smythe house is that of the English medieval cottage. An oversized wide oriel window looks out from the gable end, and a tall chimney climbs the side of the dwelling. A non-medieval feature of the design is the pair of arched windows on the lower floor of the front gable. It all adds up to an excellent example of the period revival of the 1920s.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Smythe House", [Chariton, 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, 319-319.

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