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Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station (now Lee County History Center)

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now Lee County History Center
1910. South of Ave. H at 9th St.

If this long, low, red brick station with a hiproofed tower were stuccoed, it would read as a Mission Revival building. Having been built in red brick, its references seem to be to the earlier Richardsonian Romanesque, coupled with an intense look at northern Italian rural architecture. Its 1975 conversion to museum use has been well carried out.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station (now Lee County History Center)", [Fort Madison, 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, 99-100.

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