Iowa Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Clear Lake:
Surf Ballroom

Mac's Tavern
Davenport, IA
Mac's Tavern opened in 1934. This vitrolite facade is original and the neon sign is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Decorah Municipal Swimming Pool
Decorah, IA
The Decorah Municipal Swimming Pool was built in 1937 as a WPA project. It was designed by Edward Novak. It has been in continual use since it opened. It has twice escaped demolition. The building is now painted white and blue. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Fire Department Headquarters
Des Moines, IA
This Fire Department Headquarters was built in 1937. It was designed by Proudfoot & Rawson as a WPA project. It was dedicated to firefighter William Barnett. In 2014, the building was adapted for the Des Moines Social Club restaurant and other retail space. [bottom row, 2nd & 3rd photos thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

Butler House
Des Moines, IA
The Butler House was designed by George Kraetsch. It was built from 1934-1936. The building now houses the Integer Group, an advertising agency. [map]

Iowa State Bank & Trust Building
Fairfield, IA
The Iowa State Bank & Trust Building was built in 1955. For more, see this website. [map]

More Fairfield:
Fairfield High School

Press-Citizen Building
Iowa City, IA
The Press-Citizen Building was built in 1937. The mural over the entrance of this newspaper building depicts transportation and communication. The two other panels show corn and wheat; science and education. [map]

Engine House #2
Mason City, IA
Engine House #2 was built in 1939. This building appears to be vacant. [map]

More Mason City:
Egloff House [map]

Municipal Auditorium
Sioux City, IA
The Municipal Auditorium was designed by Knute E. Westerlind and built from 1938-1950. The building is now known as the Long Lines Family Recreation Center and is used as a multi-purpose arena. For more, see this website. [map]

Badgerow Building
Sioux City, IA
The Badgerow Building was designed by K.E. Westerlind and built in 1933. Vacant and endangered in 2004, the building has since been completely restored. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Clay County
National Bank
Spencer, IA
The Clay County National Bank appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. The building now houses law offices. [map]

YMCA Building
Waterloo, IA
This YMCA Building was built from 1930-1931. [map]

Allamakee County Courthouse [map]

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