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Seerley Hall (Library)

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Beaux-Arts Classicism with an Italian Renaissance character was well carried out here. The building is composed of a rusticated first floor, second and third floors enclosed by an arcade behind Ionic columns, and a fourth-floor attic under a broad overhanging tile roof. Within the main reading room are murals painted by William de Leftwich Dodge in 1920 depicting the phases of civilization.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Seerley Hall (Library)", [Cedar Falls, 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, 360-361.

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