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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.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [Ottumwa, 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, 338-338.

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