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Gothic Revival Cottage, Fayette, Iowa, Revisited

Back in October of 2018, I visited the town of Fayette in northeastern Iowa, which has a plethora of beautiful buildings, including this intriguing Gothic Revival house, which is the western of a pair. I dawned on me that the house was probably abandoned back then as it now.

One thing I noticed is the obvious millwork on the eaves of the house, much of which is now gone, but alludes to its former beauty..

I wrote about the Gothic Revival, and the Carpenter Gothic more specifically, at St. Louis Magazine back in December of 2016.

There is also evidence of where a porch once attached to the southwest side of the house.

One Comment

  1. It’s always so wild to me that those millwork details are wooden. I am amazed when they don’t instantly rot away outdoors as humid as it can be.

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