Van Allen Store

Also known as: Van Allen and Son Department Store, John D. Van Allen and Son
200 5th Avenue South (5th Ave. and S. 2nd St., Clinton, Iowa)

This beautiful Louis Sullivan design now serves as a pharmacy.

Photos 

John D. Van Allen & Son Store

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

This is one of the dwindling number of buildings by Louis Sullivan in the Midwest, done at the end of his career. It is a four-story steel frame skeleton, faced with brick, and has exuberant terra-cotta foliate ornament at the attic level. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 7, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 1976
Reference number
76000753
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Department store
Current function
Department store
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1913; 1915

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and GPS

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