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Herriott / Carpenter / Crawford / Stainaker Residence Halls

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1949–1957, Eero Saarinen and Associates

A repeated vertical band of windows moves across the facade of these four-story brick boxes. The neutrality (even dullness) of these facades is somewhat relieved by the thin metal “Erector set” balconies and the bridge over a sunken pathway.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Herriott / Carpenter / Crawford / Stainaker Residence Halls", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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