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United States Post Office Building

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1939, Louis A. Simon and Neal Melick. 201 E. Marion St.

A rectangular block is here relieved by a face of flat, wide pilasters, and by a central arch housing a well-detailed Colonial Revival entrance. The white cornice effectively holds the building in place, and it is matched by the horizontal band of Kasota stone just above the basement windows. Other details like the small eagle perched above the entrance and the single-stem metal lights by the exterior stairs help to relieve the basic somberness of the design.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Knoxville, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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