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Brenton Financial Center

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1970–1976, Charles Herbert Associates. West corner of E. 1st Ave. and 2nd St. NE
  • (Photograph by Catherine Boland Erkkila)

A smooth-skinned “modernist” building of Cor-Ten steel, the center is composed of two seemingly independent pieces of angular geometric sculpture. The principal entrance is pulled off the street by the sharp angle of one of the blocks; once inside, one is greeted by a glassed atrium.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Brenton Financial Center", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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