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Burlington City Hall

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1923, Washburn and Weibley. Northwest corner of 4th and Washington streets

George H. Washburn, who had opened his own architectural office in Burlington in 1898, turned to full-fledged Beaux-Arts Classicism for the city hall. Three-story-high engaged Corinthian columns declare the principal entrance front of the building. The suggestion of a portico is accentuated by paired Corinthian pilasters placed on each side. Except for a narrow planting strip in front of the building, its place within the downtown streetscape is identical to that assumed by any bank building.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Burlington City Hall", [Burlington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME044.

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