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Badgerow Building

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Identification

Badgerow Building
124966

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Badgerow Building, termed the "Monarch of the City," was the tallest building in Sioux City for many years.
  • It is the city's outstanding example of Art Deco architecture.
  • Its terra-cotta facade is designed with alternating bands of vertical piers and windows highlighted with geometric ornamentation in terra-cotta and bronze.
  • A favorite theme is the Indian head, seen at the entrance and along the parapet, meant to evoke the city's past.
  • The lobby has walls of black Belgian marble and pink Tennessee marble, with floors of patterned terrazzo.
  • It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • It was named one of the 50 Most Significant Iowa Buildings of the 20th Century by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

622-624 4th Street
311-323 Jackson Street
622 4th Street
51101
Sioux City
Iowa
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.29 ft
12
1929
1933

Involved Companies

K. E. Westerlind

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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