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Central Fire Station (now Science Station Museum)

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now Science Station Museum
1917. West corner of 5th Ave. and 1st St. S.E.
  • (Photograph by Catherine Boland Erkkila)

This fire station is a small, low-key classical exercise in brick. It is subtly invigorated by an odd pattern of segmental arched garage doors, not balanced (as is the rest of the composition), but with a rhythm of one large door, then a small one, followed by a large and then smaller opening.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Central Fire Station (now Science Station Museum)", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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