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Iowa Public Service Company Building

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1978–1979, Rosetti Associates / Foss, Englestad, Heil Associates. Northwest corner of Douglas and 4th streets

This six-story brick box visually helps to anchor the western end of the Fourth Street Mall. In the fashion of the 1970s, this building exhibits a smooth surface that carefully establishes the simple rectangular volumes. The windows and their frames are brought right out to the surface of the building, and while they are arranged in horizontal bands, the brick wall intervenes between the windows. A counternote of a row of cut-in vertical rectangles suggests an abstracted portico.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Iowa Public Service Company Building", [Sioux City, 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, 499-499.

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