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Powell-Anderson House

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c. 1903. 1118 Boundary St.

The upper reaches of Boundary Street contain several good-sized dwellings representing the Colonial Revival tradition. There is the Deemer house of 1896 at 1112 Boundary, and the 1897 Osborne house at 1020 Boundary. Then there is the Powell-Anderson house at 1118 Boundary, which conveys a Central European version of the classical tradition as it existed at the turn of the century. Its front is dominated by a two-story porch supported at each corner by pairs of stout, primitive piers. Tucked in behind this porch is a single-story porch which runs underneath it. There is a highly decorated gable in the central section of the lower porch's roof directly over (but behind) the two-story porch.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Powell-Anderson House", [Red Oak, 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, 342-342.

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