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Davenport Transportation Center

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1984–1985, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Associates. Southwest corner W. 2nd St. and Harrison Ave.

A horizontally banded second floor projects out over a recessed columned loggia below. The center of the building exhibits a gentle curved bay that is almost Regency in feeling. The loggia and the curved glass-and-masonry wall above create a low pedestrian scale. This well-designed modern structure would be enhanced by the introduction of much more landscaping, especially good-sized trees and evergreen shrubbery.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Davenport Transportation Center", [Davenport, 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, 69-70.

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