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Chautauqua Pavilion

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1897. City Park, Riverton; travel south of Shenandoah on US 59, then west on route J46 to Riverton
  • Chautauqua Pavilion

This open Chautauqua pavilion was placed in a clearing in a broad wooded park. The building is dominated by a steeply pitched, segmented shingled roof that seems to hover above the supporting thin wood columns to the wood lintel beams above. About two-thirds of the way up the slope, the broad roof exhibits a slight inward bend that adds to its charming hatlike quality.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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Citation

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chautauqua Pavilion", [Riverton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO132.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 345-345.

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