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c. 1880s. Heritage Village area, east corner of Grand Ave. and Pioneer Ave.

The late nineteenth-century Lincoln Schoolhouse from southeast of Indianola was moved to the fairgrounds and restored (1965–1969). The clapboard structure has a single covered gable roof; the windows are double hung. The interior has been restored and furnished to represent a typical schoolhouse of the late nineteenth century.

Other buildings within the Historic Area include the pre-1886 Thornton house (an Eastlake-style dwelling) and its original barn; Pioneer Hall (1886, originally the Poultry Palace); and a replica of one of the log block-houses built at Fort Madison.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Schoolhouse", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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