Judge Aylett R. Cotton House

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Judge Aylett R. Cotton House

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Judge Aylett R. Cotton House, 316 18th Avenue North; 1853.Except for the roof, the house is a good example of Gothic Revival Style. The design is sometimes called Steamboat Gothic because of the exuberance exhibited with wood ornamentation, pointed arched windows, and emphasis on verticality. The gable roof of the house, originally very steeply pitched, was rebuilt with a gambrel roof after a 1943 attic fire. The exterior wall of the house, however, appear much the same as originally built, with vertical board and batten wood siding. The windows also remain with pointed arches and wood tracery. A ballroom wing was added by Judge Cotton, thereby completing the composition as a twelve-room house.

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


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