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Raphael Building

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1875, attrib. Jacob Raphael, builder. 628 N. Harrison Ave.

This two-story brick Italianate commercial block was meant to be experienced as two separate structures. The narrow one on the left has a gable roof, while the one on the right is parapeted with a metal projecting cornice. The segmental-arched second-floor windows are the same in both sections, as are the thin, elongated cast-iron Corinthian columns that articulate the two first-floor storefronts.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Raphael Building", [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, 71-71.

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