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Willigos Building

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1930–1931, William L. Steele. 613 Pierce St.

Steele seems to have decided in this instance to look back to a more traditional version of the Prairie style. The second and third floors of this building have piers with terracotta capitals reminiscent of the work of George Elmslie. They support a thin, continuous terracotta lintel. The center of the brick parapet is raised in a low-pitched gable containing the company's name.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Willigos 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, 501-501.

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