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Schall's Candy Store

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1917. 501 N. 2nd St.

The feature that immediately captures one's attention on the street facade of this two-story commercial building on a raised basement is the central, colored terracotta decoration. The design of the ornamentation is Sullivanesque, but modified and more literally within the Gustav Stickley-Craftsman tradition. The curvilinear Sullivanesque patterns read as the foliage of a pair of trees. To the sides of the main terracotta panels are two small vertical shieldlike motifs with the company's initials on them.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Schall's Candy Store", [Clinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME080.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 60-60.

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