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University Psychopathic Hospital

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1920–1921, Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson. Newton Rd.

Medicine and the medieval architectural image were closely associated in the teens and on through the 1920s. This complex of low buildings (one to two and a half stories) has the feeling of a Tudor Revival university dormitory rather than a hospital. The brick and sandstone-trim building seems to meander informally over its site. The late medieval details—pointed arched openings; tall, narrow chimneys; step roofs with dormers—together with its well-landscaped site, pose a fine example of the early-1920s Tudor Revival.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "University Psychopathic Hospital", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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