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Council Bluffs Public Library

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1904–1905, Patton and Miller. Southwest corner of Willow Ave. and Pearl St.

The library's prominent location and large size provide a good indication of the important place it has occupied in the community. The long, low Beaux-Arts structure built of brick with stone trim appears strong and assertive at its entrance portico. At this point in the design, the architect introduced a screen of Ionic columns set slightly in front of three arched openings.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Council Bluffs Public Library", [Council Bluffs, 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, 466-466.

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