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First Federal Savings and Loan Building

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1978–1979, Ralph Rapson. Southwest corner of 6th St. and 1st Ave. N.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Building

A highly serious modern design, this building is almost Constructivist in concept. A lightly articulated wood and glass-sheathed box is posed over a lower indented volume of brick and glass. Diagonal turnbuckles ride across portions of the upper glass wall. The building is assertive and dignified; at the same time its scale is contextual with the adjoining buildings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Federal Savings and Loan Building", [Estherville, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO121.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 383-383.

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