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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) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

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

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Commercial Block (now Red Umbrella)", [Grundy Center, 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, 396-396.

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