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Municipal Swimming Pool

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1929, Walter E. Bort. Riverside Park, east of S. 1st St., east of 1st Ave.

A popular image for recreational buildings throughout the country from 1900 through the 1930s was the Mission Revival style or the later Spanish Colonial Revival style. The composition of this stucco-sheathed building with its paired low, hip-roofed towers and central loggia is Mission rather than Spanish Colonial Revival, although the proportions of the three-arched loggia are reminiscent of the Spanish Colonial Revival.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Municipal Swimming Pool", [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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