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Gateway, Clay County Fairgrounds

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c. 1916. West of corner of 4th Ave. W. and W. 16th St.

California's turn-of-the-century Mission Revival style was employed off and on in the Midwest, especially for recreation and exhibition buildings. The designer of the entrance building at the county fairgrounds has simplified the style, but his composition of a three-arched loggia balanced on each side by towers with hipped roofs was a familiar scheme within the style. Even the wood gateposts have repeated the theme of a miniaturized hipped roof.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Gateway, Clay County Fairgrounds", [Spencer, 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, 433-433.

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