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Bungalow

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c. 1916. 310 S. Fillmore St.

The roof plunges over a wide porch that is carried across the front of this one-and-a-half-story bungalow. The ends of the porch are supported by overscaled wide brick piers. At the center of the porch is a gabled roof with an unusual U-shaped dormer (the center section of which has been set far back into the roof). The sides and rear walls of the dwelling reveal a rich irregular pattern of windows and doors (seemingly casually arranged, but in fact well composed); the front itself, however, presents a symmetrical composition. The house is quite coloristic, with red brick walls below, dark stained wood siding above, blue trim, and an orange tile roof.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Bungalow", [Osceola, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO087.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 333-333.

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