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Old Post Office Building

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c. 1912. Northeast corner of N. Market St. and A Ave. E.

A civic, governmental presence is strongly asserted by this stone-sheathed building designed within the Beaux-Arts Classical tradition. Deeply grooved drums make up the pair of engaged columns that define the entrance and support an open pediment. To bring even more emphasis to the entrance, deeply grooved voussoirs define the arch above the entrance door. On each side is a pair of pedimented windows, above which are rectangular panels suggesting low attic windows.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Old Post Office Building", [Oskaloosa, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE388.

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