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White Eagle Service Station (now Home Video)

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now Home Video
1930. 418 S.W. 1st St.

The ideal image for a service station in the 1920s was either the Colonial or the medieval revival style. This former service station announces its French Norman medieval heritage in its steeply pitched, sweeping roofs, and above all in its street-front gable with its pattern of half-timbering.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "White Eagle Service Station (now Home Video)", [Mason City, 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, 415-415.

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