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Commercial Block

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1878. Southwest corner of Main St. and McKinley Ave.
  • Commercial Block (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Here is a single-story commercial block (1878), each of its three ground-floor stores occupying a bay set between paneled masonry piers. Steps lead up to each of the store's entrances, and there are large showcase window areas on each side of the double entrance doors. A delicate band of dentils has been placed within the span between the piers; and above, a bracketed cornice springs into a gable formed in the center bay.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Commercial Block", [Lowden, 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, 116-116.

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