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Masonic Temple

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1926. West side of Des Moines St. between Division and Bank streets

A severe but impressive three-story brick building has been realized within the Prairie school idiom. Two pavilions protrude slightly from the ends of the building. A set of two thin piers, placed in the center of each of these pavilions, rises to the cornice where there is a suggestion of a gable. A light-colored smooth stone band provides a base for the building, and another band is repeated at the top of the structure.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Masonic Temple", [Webster City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO344.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 449-449.

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