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Chicago and Northwestern Railway Passenger Station

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1900, Frost and Granger. Off W. Main St. at Clark Ave.

One could characterize this station as domesticated Beaux-Arts; its brick-sheathed, ivy-covered walls are appropriate for the entrance to a university town. The firm of Frost and Granger designed many of the stations for the railway, including the Beaux-Arts station in Minneapolis. The Ames station is a single-story building. Two slightly projecting pavilions have gable ends that are treated in the form of a gentle curve.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chicago and Northwestern Railway Passenger Station", [Ames, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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