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Burlington Produce Company Building

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c. 1870. Northwest corner of Jefferson and 8th streets

The rough limestone walls together with the crenellated parapet suggest that here we have encountered a fragment of an English medieval castle, not a nineteenth-century commercial block. The center portion of the parapet has been raised to give emphasis to the main facade. All of the doors and windows are topped by segmental arches. Other than the crenellation, no other purely decorative feature occurs in the building. Instead, the rough masonry surface alone imparts a strong sense of character.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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