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McElhinney House

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c. 1850. 300 N. Court St.

The McElhinney house perfectly fits the general picture of a two-story clapboard housetype found throughout much of the country in the years 1830 through 1850. Its front boasts a two-story balconied porch, behind which (on both floors) are central recessed doorways with side lights and transoms. The design is late Federal in style, accompanied by a few Greek Revival details.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "McElhinney House", [Fairfield, 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, 324-324.

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