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Iowa City Press-Citizen Building

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1937, Fisk and Ruth, Kruse and Klein. 319 E. Washington St.
  • Iowa City Press-Citizen Building (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Throughout the country, newspaper companies often clothed their buildings in architectural forms that suggested that they were really an element of government (or equal to it). The setback of this PWA Moderne building and the wide steps leading up to the entrance enhance its image as a public building. The Press-Citizen building has a raised center pavilion, with the body of the brick sections to each side containing narrow panels filled with glass brick. The windows to the side and rear are all of glass brick, placed close to the face of the brick walls. At the rear a truck ramp leads down to the basement delivery room.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Iowa City Press-Citizen Building", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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