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c. 1895. 604 West St.

A low-spreading entrance porch with pairs of piers at both corners and an open gable roof with returns at the eave ends declare this large two-story clapboard house an avowed example of the turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival. But it is not the street facade that really establishes the personality of this house; rather the extra-broad bay tower to the left continually draws one's attention. While the concept of a tower such as this (including its pointed domelike roof) is Queen Anne, much of its ornament—recessed panels and bands of small medallions joined by wreaths—represents motifs one associates with the Colonial Revival of the time.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "House", [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, 344-344.

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