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Sacred Heart Church

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1891–1893, J. P. Eisentraut. Northwest corner of 12th and Marshall streets

This stone Romanesque Revival church has an English flavor. The five-story corner tower with its crenellations seems more military than religious. The church is provided with two entrances, one at the center and base of the gable end, the other at the base of the corner tower. These entrances are serviced by a single wide terrace and an L-shaped flow of stairs. The character of the building is chaste, but warm.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Sacred Heart Church", [Boone, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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