Charles Koons' Building/Snow White Drug Store

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Charles Koons' Building/Snow White Drug Store

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Charles Koons' Building/Snow White Drug Store (Vogue), 512 South 2nd Street; c. 1919. A small commercial building of two stories in height, the walls of the structure are of Brick. The front façade utilizes white glazed face brick punctuated with white terra cotta ornament. The wall is capped with a white terra cotta copng. The original upper-story, double-hung wood windows have been replaced with fixed tinted sheet glass. The ground floor was altered several years ago. The building is a good example of "Sullivanesque Style". This so-called style emphasizes the simplicity of building form with applied decorative accents based on original ornaments floral designs derived by Louis Sullivan. Sullivan's influence is readily apparent in the building with the ornament usage.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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