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Keokuk Union Depot

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1890–1891, Burnham and Root. Water St., foot of Bank St.
  • Keokuk Union Depot

This picturesque brick-and-stone railroad station consists of a central pavilion and two end pavilions with circular links. It is the roofs which dramatize the composition; they seem to wander over the buildings in one direction or another, even curving down over the gable ends. In front of the station on the passenger platform is a long metal canopy supported by wrought-iron members arranged almost Art Nouveau-like in a pattern of sprouting plants. This is one of the few stations in the state which is still in use.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Keokuk Union Depot", [Keokuk, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME250.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 108-108.

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