State Historical Memorial and Art Musem

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State Historical Memorial and Art Musem, masonry, Des Moines, 1910

This public building is a fine example of the Beaux Arts style, with a twisting of Classical orders.  Recently restored, the memorial is a tribute to the accomplished architects at the turn of the century.

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