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Three Commercial Buildings

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c. 1910. 1901–1903, 1909–1911, and 1917–1919 Ave. G

This trio of brick storefronts has been rehabilitated to emphasize the way in which such commonplace commercial architecture constructed urbanity in small towns in flat landscapes. Corbeled brickwork at the second-floor levels and decorative parapets differentiate the three buildings, which at sidewalk level are unified by their wood-paneled, plate-glass-fitted storefront display windows. The middle building at 1909–1911 is the Gray-Vogelsang Building, historically a general merchandise store.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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