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Van Allen Department Store (1913-15) | by chicagogeek
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Van Allen Department Store (1913-15)

NRHP #76000753

200 5th Avenue South

Clinton, Iowa

Architect: Louis Sullivan


A smaller version of Sullivan's Carson, Pirie, Scott Building in Chicago, this structure also paves the way for some of his later banks with rich projecting terra cotta ornamentation against a plain horizontal brick surface. Mr. Van Allen's granddaughter described how Mr. Sullivan would sit on a keg of nails across the street from the building when it was under construction and direct the work from there.

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Taken on July 10, 2012