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Palisades Kepler State Park

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1922, later. 4 miles west of Mount Vernon on US 30

This 603-acre park is situated within hilly forest land overlooking the Cedar River. The roads and trails and the open glades for picnicking and recreational activities have been planned in an Olmstedian “naturalistic” fashion. As one enters the park one comes upon a pair of rustic stone posts and wood gates (c. 1934); further on is the ranger's office and house (c. 1934), mildly Colonial Revival in character. Architecturally, the jewel of the park is the Stone Lodge (1934). The image tends to the rural Colonial.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Palisades Kepler State Park", [Mt Vernon, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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