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United States Post Office Building

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1939, Louis A. Simon and Neal Melick. 1st St. N.E. between Central and 1st Ave. N.E.
  • United States Post Office Building (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Here is a 1930s version of the Colonial Revival, with red brick walls and a small cupola. The base, pilasters, and entablature are all here, but they have been “modernized,” i.e., simplified to thin, almost two-dimensional suggestions of those elements. In its park setting the building successfully states its public use.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Clarion, 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, 367-367.

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