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Hotel Roosevelt

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1928, Edwin D. Krenn and Herbert B. Beidler. North corner of 1st Ave. and 3rd St. N.E.

The Roosevelt is a vertical 12-story brick-sheathed box; the division of the facade into three parts, base, shaft, and capital—a treatment based on classical architecture—has been articulated by a sparse use of Regency-inspired detailing and ornamentation. Medallions, garlanded panels, and finials projecting from the top of the parapet crown the building. Within, the public spaces, especially the two-story lobby, employ the then-popular Italian Renaissance details.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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