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c. 1878. Southwest corner of Sumner and Montgomery streets

This residence is in the Eastlake style fashionable after the Civil War. The low line of the eave is broken by wall gables sheathed in vertical boards; the walls below are of clapboard. The windows and doors have U-shaped Gothic lintels, many of which are decorated with applied jigsaw ornament. The principal porch exhibits a string of wide, slightly cusped arches.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Creston, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO057.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 322-323.

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