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Milwaukee Railroad Passenger Station

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c. 1892. N. Iowa St. at 5th St.

A broadly extended curved roof is poised like a hat over the building below. At the center of the building, facing the passenger and loading platform, is an angled control bay that extends through the roof to form a low bay tower. The walls under the roof overhang are divided into two bands: the lower one of vertical wood, the upper part of narrow clapboard. The building is placed in what was a well-tended park, and the large trees with their extended branches echo the station's dramatic roof.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Milwaukee Railroad Passenger Station", [Washington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE431.

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