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24 Young-Quinlan Building, 1927 Magney and Tusler; Frederick Ackerman 901 Nicollet Mall The Forum Cafeteria represents the wayout wing of the Moderne of the 1920s; this building stands at the other extreme — it is delicate, refined, and French. Note the exterior relief sculpture. 25 Mural, Schmitt Music Center Building, 1972 Jill Sprangers 88 10th Street S A bare side-wall of the brick building is now covered — in black and white — with a version of the musical score of Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit.

The low relief reveals with pointed arches cut into the surface and the windows with pointed arches give the whole a mildly Gothic appearance. 2 Newell Store Building, c. 1890 W. H. Dennis 300 1st Avenue N Richardsonian Romanesque made classical by the use of Renaissance ornamentation. Next door, at 314 1st Avenue North, is a small four-story building which is also Romanesque. M-lb 3 Butler Brothers Warehouse (now Butler Square), 1906, 1973-74 Harry Jones; Miller, Hanson, and Westerbeck 100 6th Street N An impressive example of the conversion of an existing structure to new use.

The architects used the vocabulary of the Streamline Moderne — alternating bands of brick and black granite, glass bricks, and elevator doors with symbolic ornamentation. 19 Northern Implement Company (now Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company), 1910-11 Kees and Colburn 616-622 3rd Street S A Richardsonian Romanesque building, simplified along the lines of Sullivan's Walker Warehouse in Chicago. 20 Advance Thresher and Emerson Newton Plow Buildings, 1900, 1904 Kees and Colburn 700 and 708 3rd Street S Two six-story blocks treated as a single composition.

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