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Coffin's Grove Stagecoach House

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1855. 3.5 miles west of Manchester; west on route D22, 2 miles, then north .5 miles on route W69; the house is on the north side of road
  • Coffin's Grove Stagecoach House

In design, this two-story brick structure indicates a late continuation of the Federal tradition, accompanied by several more contemporary details. The double-row overlapping cornice of dentils and brackets suggests the Italianate, and in the attic gables are pointed Gothic-style windows. The stagecoach house was on the principal route of the Western Mail Stage Company, running from Independence to Dubuque.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Coffin's Grove Stagecoach House", [Manchester, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-ME294.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 121-121.

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