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Clarion Meat Lockers

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c. 1960. Main St. at 2nd Ave. S.E.

Adjacent to the impressive industrial image of the Cargill Feed Plant is a small single-story building with a hoop-shaped metal roof. Above the entrance canopy stands a sculpture of a steer, signaling the building's use as a place to store frozen meat. The wall behind the animal has been painted with a scene of an Iowa farm, red barn and all.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Clarion Meat Lockers", [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, 368-368.

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