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United States Post Office Building

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1934, Louis A. Simon. Southwest corner of 2nd Ave. and Jefferson St.

In this variation of the PWA Moderne, the pilasters are of the same brick as the surrounding walls, and it is their vertical grooves which read most intensely. Stylized capitals surmount each of the pilasters, and they in turn are dropped down from a narrow horizontal terracotta band.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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