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Commercial Block (now Red Umbrella)

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now Red Umbrella
c. 1890. Northeast corner of G Ave. and 7th St.
  • Commercial Block (now Red Umbrella)

This is a commercial building that exhibits the typical projecting corner round bay, in this instance sheathed in metal; but it is the surface fenestration of this two-story brick block that attracts one's attention. Carefully placed horizontal bands of stone tie the arched and square-topped windows together, and within the side facade the lower band of stone penetrates through the lower windows.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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Citation

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Commercial Block (now Red Umbrella)", [Grundy Center, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO158.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 396-396.

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