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Cowles Library

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1937

The two-story brick Colonial building of the late eighteenth century has been modernized. The second-floor reading rooms are lighted by large arched windows and by really grand-sized Palladian windows placed in the gable ends. A small, rather under-scaled lantern/tower tops the center of the roof.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cowles Library", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE198.2.

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