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Van Allen and Company Department Store

Clinton, Iowa
County of Clinton.
National Register Number: 76000753
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - department store. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IA-1 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 7, 1976):
This is one of the dwindling number of buildings by Louis Sullivan in the Midwest, done at the end of his career. It is a four-story steel frame skeleton, faced with brick, and has exuberant terra-cotta foliate ornament at the attic level.

The building is well maintained and all 19 apartment units have been rented. A drug store occupies the first floor. The successful rehabilitation of this key downtown building has received accolades from the State and Midwest Region.


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