Overview

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Owner

Edward F. and Laura Mae (Barthell) Hagen

Address

302 Upper Broadway Decorah, IA 52101

Year Built

1941

Architectural Style

1930s Organic Style International Style

NRHP 1976

This is the brief note from the 1976 Broadway-Phelps Park nomination:

Edward Hagen House (302 Upper Broadway): 1938, 1930’s Organic Style; two story brick house with a low pitched pyramid roof; the brick bonding is a source for trim in the otherwise simple facade; a gauged brick stringcourse between floors links the garage to the plan. This is a fairly early example of an attached garage being so intimately a part of the design. Still used as one family residence; excellent maintenance and condition.

The B-PP nomination lists 1938 as the construction date, but Altfillisch’s Project List identifies the house as being built in 1941. The confusion might come from the fact that Altfillisch evidently worked on Hagen’s office space (on Washington St.?) in 1938.

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