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Midland Financial Savings and Loan Building

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1971, Lynch, Payne, Chapeon, Bernabe, Inc. 401 Grand Ave., West Des Moines
  • Midland Financial Savings and Loan Building (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The Midland building is assembled from two small stucco volumes, one of which is open at both ends to accommodate automobiles for a drive-in facility. The small scale of the building, placed as it is in a suburban setting, suggests much more the feeling of a house than a commercial building. The design itself is closely akin in many ways to the 1950 and 1960 Modernist houses designed by the California architect Richard J. Neutra.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Midland Financial Savings and Loan Building", [West Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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