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Red Cross Building

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c. 1941; 1200 Main St.

By the end of the 1930s, the Streamline Moderne had become increasingly less exuberant. The two-story Red Cross building in Dubuque still retains a few hallmarks of this popular style—the curved central parapets and the marquee faced with stainless steel, as well as the glass brick panel on the central bay. Also very much in the style is the yellow tile sheathing.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Red Cross Building", [Dubuque, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME181.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 87-87.

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