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c. 1870. 328 E. 5th St.

In the design of this two-story clapboard dwelling, the rich roof eaves with their wide entablature and brackets are joined with pronounced gables; these refer to the Eastlake style popular after the Civil War. Within these gables are pointed Gothic windows that contrast sharply with the surrounding complexity of brackets supporting the overhang of the roof. Sawed Eastlake details appear also in the supporting entablature of the small entrance porch, and within the projecting bay at the south side of the house.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

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

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