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United States Post Office Building

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c. 1916. Southwest corner of 1st and Willson streets

Though modest in size, this is still a grand version of a Beaux-Arts building. A 45-degree cut has been made at the corner facing the juncture of the two streets, and this angled facade contains the entrance. Above the entrance is a stone lunette which projects into the roof area. Small, circular dormers line the low mansard roof. The building is sheathed in finely cut limestone carefully detailed with the usual array of classical details.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Webster City, 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, 449-449.

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