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United States Courthouse and Post Office

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1932–1933; Beuttler and Arnold; James A. Wetmore. Southwest corner of Douglas and 6th streets

The PWA Moderne style is presented here in cut gray stone and brick. The symmetrical design centers on a four-story pavilion that projects slightly forward from the building's main three-story block. The architects employed the usual fenestration associated with the style—rows of pilasters with recessed windows and spandrels between. The interior harks back to the Art Deco of the twenties with many surfaces of polished bronze and marble.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Courthouse and Post Office", [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, 500-500.

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