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Marshall Lumber Company Building

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1964, John H. Howe. 312 S. 1st St.

The Minneapolis architect John H. Howe, who had been a member of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Fellowship, designed this building in a mode that carries on the vocabulary of his teacher. Concrete blocks of different colors, together with horizontal roofs and pergolas, have been arranged in a composition of interlocking horizontal and vertical planes. In the center is a small entrance court, made more private by a pergola that extends across its street side.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Marshall Lumber Company Building", [Marshalltown, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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