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Elks Lodge

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1924. Corner of Park Ave. and Mulberry St.

In this 1920s example the Beaux-Arts tradition refers to Northern Italian Renaissance architecture of the early sixteenth century. The narrow entrance pavilion is composed of an arched opening and pilasters below, with an attic story delicately delineated with curvilinear plant motifs in relief, small paired pilasters, and a central circular window. Behind the heavy vegetation at each side of the entrance are two wings articulated by a pattern of tall arched windows. As with many 1920s public buildings in the Italian mode, the design has been carried out in brick with detailing in stone.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Elks Lodge", [Waterloo, 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, 442-442.

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