Road Trip: Day 74

Posted: October 10, 2016 by timjollymore in Uncategorized

Dateline: Owatanna, Minnesota and Mason City, Iowa

I feel like I am on an architectural as well as a book tour. It’s all about Prairie Style. First is the Louis Sullivan bank building in Owatanna, which last year I photographed from outside. Forewarned that the bank closes early, I went inside as soon as I set up at Li’l Professor Book Center. Result? A marvel, as you can see.

The space is so open, so grand, so lofty that one cannot feel cornered, but corners abound:

The vault is inspiring, and I don’t mean the bank vault. The building interior is open from pavement to rooftop  (look at the inside, then the outside to see just how grand it is).

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Little Professor Book Center is a worthy counterpoint to Wells Fargo (the unfortunate banker-tenant at the Sullivan temple).

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The brick work is quite nice. Yes, those are my books, boxes and placards, too.

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