The Motor Mart Building in Sioux City, Iowa, is listed on the United States National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. The State Historical Society of Iowa submitted the application in 1993. The building is an architectural example of the Commercial Style of the late 19th and early 20th Century American Movement designed by E.J. Henriques and C.F. Lytle Co. The building has a concrete foundation, brick walls, and a concrete roof. The Turner Mushroom System, a patented structural system involving a poured reinforced concrete framed, was used in the construction of the building. (Source: National Register of Historic Places Registration Form [online], focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/93000330.pdf)
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Photograph shows a four-storey brick building, with a large showroom on the main floor. Inside, automobiles can be seen on display. Banners in the store windows read White Moon. The photograph was taken at night and exterior lights decorate the building.
Writing on the back of the photograph reads: Motor Mart, Sioux City, Ia., Lytle [?] Co. Archts., Mushroom Sys. truout.
Photograph shows the northeast corner of 10th Street and Princess Avenue. A cigar shop is in the builing on the northeast corner. A used car lot can be seen to the north of the building and an advertisement for The Strand Optical Co. is painted on the Brown Block. The third storey of the Brown Block has been removed from the building.
Photograph shows the northeast corner of 10th Street and Princess Avenue. OK Used Cars - Western Motors Ltds - used car lot and a building containing The Specialty Shop and another business are pictured. The exposed wall of the Brown Block has been painted over.
Photograph shows Western Motors Ltd. on the southwest corner of 10th Street and Princess Avenue. Anglo gas station is part of the car shop, which sells GM, Chevrolet, and Oldsmobiles.
Hutchings' Drugs is on the ground floor of the Hughes Building on the northwest corner of 10th Street and Princess. Manufacturers Life occupies the second storey.