Building at 202 W. Third Street

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Building at 202 W. Third Street
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Building at 202 W. Third Street is located in Iowa
Building at 202 W. Third Street
Building at 202 W. Third Street is located in the US
Building at 202 W. Third Street
Location 202 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′21″N 90°34′33″W / 41.52250°N 90.57583°W / 41.52250; -90.57583Coordinates: 41°31′21″N 90°34′33″W / 41.52250°N 90.57583°W / 41.52250; -90.57583
Built 1916
Architect Clausen & Kruse
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 83001318[1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The Building at 202 W. Third Street is located in downtown Davenport, Iowa, United States. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[1]

History[edit]

The building was built in 1916 and designed by local architectural firm Clausen & Kruse. Prior to this building the site was occupied by T.W. McClelland Company, which manufactured doors, sashes and blinds.[2] Businesses that have occupied the building include The Mecca Café and the Colorado Café, multiple cigar retailers including Main Cigar and the United Cigar Stores Co., offices of the Quad City Steamwheelers organization, law offices, Blu Clothing, and the Eastern Iowa Center for Problem Gambling. Other types of commercial enterprises that were housed here include a shoe shop, optical shop and a candy business.[3] The building was renovated in 2013 and in November Me & Billy Kitchen and Bar was opened.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The building is a one story structure on the corner of West Third and Main Streets that was designed to accommodate several businesses at the same time.[2] It has a steel structure that is covered in terra cotta. There are indications that the building was designed to be a multi-story structure with as many as ten floors.[5] The building is divided into five bays on the Third Street elevation and six on Main Street. Each elevation is dominated by large display windows. The steel structure, which was just becoming popular at the time, makes these large openings possible.[2] The pilasters mounted on stone pedestals topped with an egg and dart motif suggests the Classical. It becomes more stylized in the cornice, which is highlighted by terra cotta discs and diamonds. The bottom edge of the storefronts also features mosaic tiles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "202 (202-220) W. 3rd Street" (PDF). Davenport Public Library. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ Martha Bowers, Marlys Svendsen-Roesler. "Building at 202 W. Third Street" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  4. ^ Doug Schorpp (2013-11-14). "New Davenport bar is a family affair". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  5. ^ Jennifer DeWitt (2013-06-25). "Developers reviving downtown Davenport building". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 

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