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c. 1900. 334 E. 5th St.

The two-story gable end of this Colonial Revival house faces the street. However, instead of having a central entrance as its dominant point, the design focuses on a brick chimney that makes its way up through the wall and gable. At the first-floor level, the chimney is behind the projecting living porch (with its small, delicate, broken curved pediment); on the second level the brickwork disappears behind a projecting gable and its consoles and entablature; finally, at the apex of the gable, the chimney is hidden behind a small projecting and bracketed gable. The remainder of the substantial clapboard dwelling is treated simply and directly.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Ottumwa, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO101.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 338-338.

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