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J. H. C. Petersen's Sons Company (now Petersen, Harned, and Von Maur)

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now Petersen, Harned, and Von Maur
1892, Frederick G. Clausen. 219 W. 2nd St. / 131 W. 2nd St., southeast corner of Main St.

The Davenport architect took the late Richardsonian Romanesque as his theme for this four-story retail department store building. He used stone for the base and red brick above; he carried out the ornamentation in terracotta. Clausen attracted attention to the two street entrances by treating them as slightly projecting pavilions with a round-arched window above; the third and fourth floors exhibit curved bay window units. The store's name in terracotta within the entablature is akin to the letterhead of business stationery.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "J. H. C. Petersen's Sons Company (now Petersen, Harned, and Von Maur)", [Davenport, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME111.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 69-69.

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