FOE Aerie 276 - Oskaloosa, Ia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 41° 17.727 W 092° 38.584
15T E 529884 N 4571617
Quick Description: This one-story red brick building is located at 215 High Street East in Oskaloosa, Ia.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2017 4:21:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMVZYW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
- Aerie 276, Oskaloosa, Ia. Facebook Page

This is an active Aerie. Past events have included a Friday Karaoke, Jam Sessions, Bingo, and potlucks for big football games. The Aerie has a kitchen and a meeting hall for rent.
Date of Construction: Between 1911 & 1917

Information taken from pages 18 & 19 of the pdf for Type V buildings and pages 111 & 112 of the pdf on the specific building.

Type V Building - Type V buildings are, again, the standard rectangular commercial box with loadbearing masonry walls. Most of these buildings are two-stories in height, only four examples are three-story buildings. The only one-story building in the entire district is also of this type. The bricks of the Type V facade are slightly larger than those of the earlier building types and display a new range of color: from tan to dark brown, with a marked gradation within each color. Textures have changed, too. Several Type V building facades are constructed of the rough, striated bricks newly popular at this time.

At their second levels, Type V buildings have wide, double-hung windows with large single pane sashes. Windows are either paired or regular spaced. The approximate 2:1 proportions of the windows and the examples of paired windows reinforce the new horizontality of the facades. On many of these buildings, ornament is limited to horizontal bands of raised or recessed brick laid in repetitive rectilinear patterns. These decorative brick bands run the full width of the facade, usually just above the upper level windows, and are commonly of a contrasting color. Simple corbeled brick cornices are also common, as are name and date plaques. A stepped parapet appears on one building of this type.

As with other buildings of this district, the street level facade of Type V buildings have been repeatedly renovated so that original materials, in many cases, have been lost.

Specific to building - Architect is unknown. This is an infill building. Its roof bears on the walls of its neighbors.

As an example of Type V, commercial brick, this building stands out. The characteristics of the type - horizontal massing and proportions, simple geometric ornament, flatness of the facade, one story height - all are evident in this building as a one story building. However, this building does not enclose the space of the street as well (or as consistently) as a two story building, so from the standpoint of the urban design of the district, it is intrusive, yet within its type it is a key example. Therefore it is contributing.

History of the building tenants:
1889 - No Entry
1902 - Vacant
1911 - Carpenter Shop (prior to present building)
1925 - Oskaloosa Garage and Mahaska Auto Co.
1936 - Seeger Auto Supply Co.
1954 - Schultz Motors, Auto Sales

- National Register Application

Is this an active Aerie?: yes

Aerie building's date of construction: 1/1/1911

Web URL of Aerie or with additional info: [Web Link]

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