American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building

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American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building
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American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building is located in Iowa
American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building
American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building is located in the United States
American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building
Location601 6th Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa
Coordinates41°35′24.6″N 93°37′31.1″W / 41.590167°N 93.625306°W / 41.590167; -93.625306Coordinates: 41°35′24.6″N 93°37′31.1″W / 41.590167°N 93.625306°W / 41.590167; -93.625306
Arealess than one acre
Built1965
ArchitectGordon Bunshaft
Architectural styleModernist
NRHP reference #15000917[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 22, 2015

The American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters Building is a historic building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States. It was completed in 1965 for the insurance company's headquarters and it continues to serve that purpose.[2] It was designed by the prominent Chicago architect Gordon Bunshaft of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. The Modernist building has no widows on its east and west elevations. The windows on the north and south elevations allow in daylight and keep out radiant heat.[3] The eight-story building rises to the height of 107.34 feet (32.72 m).[4] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "History". American Republic Insurance Company. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  3. ^ Joel Aschbrenner (August 5, 2015). "Office has 'Mad Men' style, modern amenities". Des Moines: The Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ "American Republic Insurance Company Headquarters". Emporis. Retrieved 2017-10-14.