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Abner Bell's

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c. 1928. 5th St., between Erie and Cayuga streets

The presence of the building is asserted through a raised rooftop lantern with a double row of bracket supports and a tile roof. Other accents are the tile sheet roof over the street windows and the entrance arch with its tile-filled lunette and columns to the side. If pressed, one supposes, the building's designer might have said that its image is Mediterranean.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Abner Bell's", [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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