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Commercial Blocks

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c. 1890–1910. Coolbaugh between 3rd and 5th streets

Most of these brick blocks along Coolbaugh Street are two stories high, and a good number of them still exhibit something approaching their original ground-floor shop fronts. Two contrasting types of second-floor bay windows can be seen in a pair of Flemish gabled bays of a building (c. 1895) located on Coolbaugh between Fourth and Fifth (now housing Bon Ton Cleaners), and in a nearby c. 1910 building (Brown's) with references to the English Gothic on Coolbaugh near the corner of Fourth Street.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Commercial Blocks", [Red Oak, 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, 341-341.

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