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Natural Science / Arts and Letters Building

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1917, Dwight Perkins

The sense of kinship of the designs here reminds one of the several schools and industrial buildings constructed around Chicago in the teens. The composition is classical Beaux-Arts; there is a dominant central three-story entrance pavilion, and then a balanced pavilion on each side. There is Prairie-style detailing within each of the pavilions. Each exhibits a central motif of engaged piers terminating in a flat projecting roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Natural Science / Arts and Letters Building", [Oskaloosa, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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