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United States Post Office Building

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1901–1902, James Knox Taylor, Louis A. Simon. 301 5th Ave. S.
  • United States Post Office Building

The post office building is a polished, sophisticated exercise in the Beaux-Arts mode. The smooth, finely cut limestone has accentuated horizontal joints; the entrance, composed of three arches, is set behind a pair of engaged Ionic columns. The entablature, projecting cornice, and roof balustrade tie everything together and effectively terminate the structure. To the rear is a sympathetic addition of 1934.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Clinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME068.

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