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Saint Peter's German United Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pioneer Rock Church)

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Pioneer Rock Church
1858. North on Iowa 13, west on Iowa 128, south on US 52, through Garnavillo, near Osterdock Rd. (route X47)
  • Saint Peter's German United Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pioneer Rock Church)

Saint Peter's is the very picture of a mid-century Greek Revival church, romantically situated in wooded open country. The walls rising two stories are of rough limestone; the two-tier tower and steeple are of wood. The church is classically severe, with a single door with lunettes at the ground level, a pair of windows above, and finally a small lunette window in the gable. The church is currently maintained by the nearby Garnavillo Historical Society and is open to the public.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Saint Peter's German United Evangelical Lutheran Church (Pioneer Rock Church)", [Garnavillo, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME222.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 97-97.

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