Architectural Tour of Clinton


Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


100 BLOCK OF SOUTH 4TH STREETThe west side of the 100 block of South 4th Street is a built-up frontage, tight to the street, that is an example of late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century commercial architecture. The integrity of the west side of this block is good, with only one building intrusion and some ground-floor storefront alterations, although the east side of the street in non-descript with mixed building types and uses. Recorded buildings within the district are identified as 159a through 159e and are shown on Map No. 4. Descriptions follow:a) P. C. Wulf Property (Clausen Hardware), 122 South 4th Street; 1910-1911; N. P. Work, Architect, of Clinton; Ed Krieger, Builder.A two-story brick building, it is twenty-three feet wide and occupies a corner site. The upper-story windows have stone sills and lintels; a tin cornice caps the exterior walls. The South 4th Street storefront has been altered and a new, one-story addition built to the north. b) The Flower Shoppe, 118 South 4th Street; c. 1895.A two-story commercial building. It has a brick veneer front with rolled asphalt siding on the visible party wall. The front has a tin cornice, window cap, and bay window. The ground-floor storefront has been altered.c) W.T.O. Counselling, 116 South 4th Street; c. 1874.Built of brick, the building has three windows of segmented, arched openings on the upper story of the front façade. A cornice is formed by intricate brickwork at the parapet. The ground-floor storefont has been altered.d) D. J. Siding and independent Optical, 108-110 South 4th Street; c. 1889.The building has brick exterior walls with stone window sills, string courses, and trim. The front façade is divided into two storefronts. These have been altered recently and an asphalt-shingled canopy constructed. The building design was influenced by the Romanesque Style.e) Peter C. Wulf Hardware/Thomas Peterson Grocery and Peterson's Hall (Union Supply Company), 100-102 South 4th Street; 1892.The upper story of the brick building utilizes tin for window caps and roof cornice. The ground floor has recently been altered with stone cladding and the addition of a large, full-length sigh. The upper-story windows have also been replaced and panels installed. The building is of eclectic design with the Renaissance Revival Style as the major design source.

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