Jacobsen Building

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Jacobsen Building

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Jacobsen Building/The Lamb Block & Masonic Temple (F. W. Woolworth/Jacobsen Building), 242-246 5th Avenue South; 1886; Josiah L. Rice, Arhitect, of Clinton. A large, three-story building of red brick with stone "flat-arched" windows. It has street facades in relief with fluted piers and string courses. The ground-floor storefronts have been "modernized" and the easterly frontage of the building has been rebuilt and reclad. Highly eclectic in design, the building combines elements of the Second Empire Style (such as the mansard roof and cornice treatment); the High Victorian Gothic Style (such as the fluted pilasters with vertical emphasis and window head treatment). In addition, the Chateauesque Style influence is evident with the double window grouping and general freedom of organization.

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


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