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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) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

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.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


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—,

Print Source

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

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