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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.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Schall's Candy Store", [Clinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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

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