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Carnegie Stout Library

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1901, Williamson and Spenser. Southeast corner of Bluff and 11th streets

A robust Roman temple front, composed of six Corinthian columns, provides the entrance to this Beaux-Arts-style building. The internal circulation is organized around a central rotunda, lighted from above; another set of eight Corinthian columns encircles the second level of the rotunda. An addition was built to the east in 1979–1981. The visual language of the addition harks back to the classicized PWA Moderne of the 1930s with a row of vertical openings cut into the wall to suggest classical piers.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Carnegie Stout Library", [Dubuque, 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, 84-84.

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