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United States Post Office Building

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now School Administration Building
1935, Louis A. Simon. Lake St., north of 3rd St.

This small-town building is one of the Post Office Department's representative designs. In the 1930s the style of governmental buildings such as this one at Storm Lake was referred to as Regency; in a loose sense it was part of the rage for the Colonial Revival during the depression years of the 1930s. The two projecting side wings help to concentrate one's attention on the central pavilion, which has a stepped recessed door and windows and a mansard roof set back from the parapet.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [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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