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Fourplex Housing

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c. 1905. 307–309 Clarinda Ave. W.

It seems that it is often the case in architecture that a singular feature ends up setting off a building from the ordinary. In this instance it is a double exterior stairway placed at the center of a two-story porch which “makes” this building. The first run of the pair of stairs leads to a central landing, and then another run leads up to the second-floor porch. The columned porch itself is a simple Colonial Revival design; the building behind is a rectangular brick box.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Fourplex Housing", [Shenandoah, 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, 343-343.

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