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Summit Apartment Building (1916)

NRHP #83004188

 

228 South Summit Street

Iowa City, Iowa

Architect: Parker N. Berry

 

As Louis Sullivan's chief draftsman between 1909 and 1917, Parker Berry originally designed this apartment building, one of his few independent commissions, with Sullivanesque-like ornamentation but for whatever reason this was not included, leaving the structure simple and plain. It was the first apartment to be built in Iowa City. When Berry finally left Sullivan's office, his career as an architect was cut short when he unexpectedly died. He was only 30 years old.

 

More pictures of the building (including the interior) here.

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Taken on July 11, 2012