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Lexington Apartments

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1908–1909, Frank Weitz. 1721 Pleasant St.

The city's first tall high-rise apartment building (six stories tall) is comprised of a thin vertical brick slab from which protrude four rows of angled bays on each of the long facades. A stone pedimented entrance, stone banding, and a strong cornice add up to a mild classical image.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Lexington Apartments", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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