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Simpson College

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1860, later. N. Burton St. and W. Clinton Ave.

What greets the visitor today at Simpson College are two sets of conflicting images of the twentieth century. One was formulated in the teens and twenties to express a unified version of the brick English Collegiate Gothic style; countering this, the second produced a group of noncontextual modernist buildings, mostly in the 1960s and on through the 1980s. The majority of the buildings are organized around a central mall space, and the design of the landscape has been well carried out.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Simpson College", [Indianola, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE237.

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