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Kappa Sigma (now Pi Kappa Alpha)

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now Pi Kappa Alpha
1926, William L. Steele. 1032 N. Dubuque St.

Steele's later designs in the Prairie style, like those of George Grant Elmslie during the same years, retain only a few elements that one can directly associate with the style. Rows of vertical pilasters occur on the west side of this brick building, and a horizontal band of three lines is carried through the rows of windows on the first and second floors. Except for elements such as these, the design of this elongated three-story gabled block seems to convey a sense of rationalism and directness.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Kappa Sigma (now Pi Kappa Alpha)", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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