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Malek Theater

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c. 1941. East side of 2nd Ave. N.E. between 1st St. E. and 2nd St. N.E.
  • (Courtesy of Anthony Fitz)

A curved glass bay projects from a picture frame of tan, white, and black vitrolite; the marquee below sports a horizontal pattern of blue and white. All these bright surfaces spring from a respectable box sheathed in cut limestone.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Malek Theater", [Independence, 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, 404-404.

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