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United States Post Office Building

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1935, Louis A. Simon. 525 Kellogg Ave.

A surprising composition for the mid-1930s, this is a rather pure example of a mid-1920s Beaux-Arts building. There is a slight emphasis on the plain, unadorned wall surfaces, but this is the only strong “modern” element present. The central portion of the building is treated as a pavilion by means of a two-story porch. Within is a small Federal Art Project mural whose subject is based upon the cultivation of corn.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Ames, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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