Eugene J. Curtis House

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Eugene J. Curtis House

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Eugene J. Curtis House, Hillcrest Street; 1921; Trowbridge & Ackerman, Architects, of Boston, Massachusetts; Haring Bros., Contractors. This two-story "country" house has a steeply pitched hip roof with dormers. The first- Floor exterior walls are of brick and the upper story is covered with shingles of muted colors. Casement windows and large, bow windows are used in the exterior walls. The house is of highly eclectic design with influences from Georgian, American Shingle, and Tudor Gothic Styles. Whatever the inspiration and derivation of styles, the building design is handsome with play of pattern and color, yet, at the same, it projects a sense of repose and dignity. Designed by a prominent architectural firm, the house was one of two similar designs on adjacent sites for the two Curtis brothers. The home of G. L. Curtis, however, was destroyed by fire in 1967 and only this house, originally built for Eugene J. Curtis, survives. 

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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