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Row of Commercial Buildings

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c. 1890–1910. Main St. between 4th and 5th streets

The upper floors of these contiguous stone-and-brick business blocks remain basically unaltered. Each of the small buildings establishes its own personality through its individual pattern of windows and pilasters, and above all through its entablatures and cornices. Though the later continuous metal roof and canopy over the public sidewalk may be functional, they don't aesthetically help the buildings themselves.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Row of Commercial Buildings", [Storm 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, 437-437.

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