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Garage and Service Station

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c. 1924. Northeast corner of Main St. and Iowa 140

For a downtown area, one of the sensible forms given a combined garage and service station was a rectangular single-floor building situated on a corner, with the building's corner opened up as a covered area for the pumps. In this example the brick box is kept basic, its strongest decorative element being a false cornice with dentils and brackets below realized in the same brick as the walls of the building itself.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Garage and Service Station", [Moville, 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, 486-486.

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