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Colonnade Apartments

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1905, Proudfoot and Bird. 1705 Pleasant St.

A two-story portico with Ionic columns sits atop a brick entrance porch. The entrance itself has a curved lintel that seems to thrust itself into the floor of the upper portico. Individual balconies appear behind the columns on the third floor, enabling each apartment to have an outdoor porch. The first floor has been treated as a rusticated raised basement, and the entire classical composition is contained by a deep, wide wood cornice.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Colonnade Apartments", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE160.

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