CEDAR RAPIDS Iowa
   

 

 

 

Another sign for that "Morris Plan," a sort-of kinda-bank. That's the Hotel Roosevelt on the right, a 1927 landmark that recently reopened as an affordable-housing apartment building. By "landmark" I mean "it's been around long enough," not "famous for its grace and beauty." It's something of a BUF. The style is pure 20s hotel; every city of a certain size had one of those. If you look at the wikipedia page it seems the base extended the length of the block, and I'll bet there was supposed to be another wing.

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