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Wetherell Apartments

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1924, Frank Wetherell of Wetherell and Harrison. 4024 Grand Ave.

A picturesque 1920s apartment building exhibits a remarkable abstract geometry in its projecting and receding wall surfaces. The first three floors are sheathed in brick; above, the walls are in stucco, with brick used for detailing around some of the windows. The white stucco walls, tile roofs, and above all the Churriguer-esque ornament at the top of the entrance tower make this a Spanish Colonial Revival composition, but certainly of an unusual sort.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Wetherell Apartments", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE182.

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