Bowers and McDonald Office Building (NRIS 90001849)

Address: 816 Commercial St., Grinnell, Iowa. County/parish: Poweshiek.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 20, 1990.

Part of Grinnell MPS (NRIS 64500158).

From Wikipedia:

Bowers and McDonald Office Building
The Bowers and McDonald Office Building is a historic structure located in Grinnell, Iowa, United States. J.B. Bowers and M.W. McDonald had the building built as a speculative real-estate venture. Its construction is attributed to R.G. Coutts, a native of Scotland who settled in Grinnell in 1873, who was a stone cutter, mason, building contractor, and real-estate developer. Located in the city's central business district, it was one of the buildings constructed after a fire leveled a portion of the district in 1889. The two-story, brick structure has a main facade of stone veneer, and features Richardsonian Romanesque styling. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. (read more...)

Architects:

  • Coutts, R. G.

Architectural styles:

  • Other
  • Romanesque

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90001849

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