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Police Department Building

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1937–1938. 310 2nd Ave. S.W.

This is a PWA building, both in its funding and in style. The structure is two stories high, sheathed in light tan brick, with sandstone trim. A centrally placed entrance wing projects slightly from the building. The entry doors are deeply set within pilasters; above, the wall surface is filled with glass brick. In plan, the center of this H-shaped building contains a drive-through garage with storage to the rear for cars and motorcycles.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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