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Ames City Armory (now O'Neil's Dairy)

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now O'Neil's Dairy
1905. 308 5th St.

Essentially this is a facade and nothing more. The center two-and-a-half-story portion has a parapeted gable roof and on the first floor an arched window. The street facade is of rusticated masonry. The whole adds up to a type of very late Richardsonian Romanesque design. The neon dairy sign to the left, with its stepped vertical form (late 1930s), was more up-to-date in its time than the building was in its.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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