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c. 1917. Northeast corner of McLane and Court streets

What at first glance appears to be a Colonial Revival house with a hipped roof is in fact only the central portion of the residence. Behind it on each side are wings with gambrel roofs. From the street the building comes close to reading as three separate dwellings, or perhaps two separate houses with gambrel roofs that at some later date were joined together by the projecting hip-roofed section. As with a good number of the Colonial Revival houses of the teens, this one incorporates some Craftsman details, especially in the groupings of the casement window units. Still, it was meant to be experienced as a Colonial dwelling. Its small entry porch has wood Tuscan columns, and the doorway exhibits Colonial-style side lights.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Osceola, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO090.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 334-334.

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