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1911–1912, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 145 Water St.

Promoted in Congress by Tenth District congressman George A. Loud, the federal building is evidence of the city's prominence in northeastern Lower Michigan. Its five-part composition; the smooth-coursed limestone over brick masonry; the coupled Doric pilasters; the large, arched, symmetrically arranged first-story windows with compound arched enframements and keystones set in recessed panels; and the modillioned cornice and balustraded roofline all mark the building as an example of Beaux-Arts classicism.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Federal Building", [Alpena, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-AL4.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 462-462.

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