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A. M. Johnson Building

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1894. 1724 Hill St.

The large-scale arched windows of the upper floor of this brick commercial block convey a slight hint of the Romanesque. Three squat columns on the street level separate the entrances from the adjoining glass area, and they support a lintel formed by a single I-beam embellished with small rosettes. Recent “stylistic” improvements have provided awnings of rustic shake shingles.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "A. M. Johnson Building", [Spirit Lake, 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, 435-435.

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