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Midway, IA 112mph (10mi N or Cedar Rapids), Marshalltown, IA 106mph (72mi W of Cedar Rapids)
A lot of crop damage but, also a lot of residential damage in the Cedar Rapids area.
Given its location at the top of a hill with a large wood downhill, the trees may have helped keep the house safe, even though the path of the wind was aimed directly at the house, broadside. It's hard to believe those huge windows didn't suffer damage.
The Sunday House in Marshalltown is similarly facing SW with a full façade facing the wind.
I can find out about the Grant house and get back to you. We’re ok here at Lamberson (not sure about Alsop). We just had some large branches and thousands of smaller branches and twigs everywhere strewn across the property. It took me two days working all day to clean up and schlepp the stuff to a huge pile at the back of the property. Our electricity was only out for a couple of hours. We were in Des Moines yesterday and nearly every house had giant piles of downed trees and branches cut into logs and firewood in their front yards. Many roofs were torn up. The electricity in parts of the city is just coming back now a week after the derecho (learned a new word, at least!)
The storm came so suddenly. We sat down to eat our lunch and a roar like a jet told us we should go inside. A minute later all hell broke loose.
The owner of the Sunday House reports:
We have been without power for one week. The crew is coming tomorrow to work in our neighborhood.
I have 10 trees down, 2 pines snapped in half and one tree on the brand new roof of the garage.
The only sound in the area is chain saws, chippers and generators. It is getting old.
I am living on the generosity of my neighbor who has a generator. I charge my phone and refreeze blue ice in her freezer for my cooler.
It's like glamping.
During the second year of occupancy, a strong windstorm took out one of the two mitered glass corners of the living room; each corner included one eight foot square section. Apparently everyone but Wright thought the sections were too large, especially for 1/4" glass, and "many" advised Grant against it. However, when replaced, it was found to be improperly installed with the wrong putty and had been set "too rigid". The (not original) glazier felt they could have withstood the wind pressure. Mrs. Grant would never sit in the room during storms, and Wright grudgingly had metal clips installed intermittently along the seam. Grant must have had continual concerns, since after Wright's death he added two additional steel mullions to each eight foot square section, eliminating the curtain wall originally intended.