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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

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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE192.

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