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Skean's Block

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1889. Benton Ave., facing onto Courthouse Square

The visual drawing card for this two-story brick commercial block is the patterning of the headers of the second-floor windows, and then above, the elaboration of its entablature, cornice, and false pediment. Each of the stone headers of the second-floor windows is angled and terminates in a bold keystone; these headers are joined to form a wavy line across the facade. In the late 1980s the entablature and cornice were painted in bright contrasting colors.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Skean's Block", [Albia, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO002.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 309-309.

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