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Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge

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1923–1924, Rudolph Clausen and Walter O. Kruse. 324 Scott Ave.

The English Georgian style, with its association with London clubs and town houses, was frequently employed in the United States from the late nineteenth century on through the 1930s. Clausen and Kruse employed this image for their three-story club building. However, instead of using stone for trim in contrast with the variegated color and matte face of the brick, they used a mottled, buff-colored terracotta. Unusual for this building type is the devotion of the ground floor to the automobile: a garage and an auto showroom. A ballroom occupies the second floor, and a clubroom and other lodge space is on the third floor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge", [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, 72-72.

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