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  1. Tom Bartholow says:

    It’s certainly striking. Somehow, though, its scale and details make me think more of the cabinetmaker’s art than the mason’s.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Indeed, but remember, the cast iron industry in St. Louis exported its wares throughout the Midwest. Look closely, and you can see that the cornice is probably made out of mass-produced metal pieces fitted together. I wonder if they came from a St. Louis source originally.

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