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Frank House (now Happy Hollow Country Club)
The builder of this dwelling, George Frank, purchased 120 acres for his projected estate, something quite unusual for Iowa in the 1870s and 1880s. Forty acres were laid out in the manner of a Picturesque English park, and included an artificial lake (with a boathouse), curved roads, and other amenities. The two-story brick walls of this two-and-a-half-story Eastlake dwelling support a number of steeply pitched gables. These gables exhibit a wide fascia cut into a series of curved forms. The fascia of the adjoining roof edges is carried on small brackets across the front of each gable. Numerous changes have been made on the first floor, including the elimination of the wood porte-cochère with its upstairs open porch, but the building still reveals its strong Eastlake character.
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