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Brazelton Building

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1855. Northeast corner of Main and Monroe streets

The four-story Brazelton building was constructed as a hotel combined with retail stores. The hotel was large for the 1850s, containing 46 rooms, plus a ballroom. In style the building is Italianate, with round-arched and Palladian windows, plus the usual wide entablatures and bracketed cornice. Several of the ground-level storefronts with their simple piers and continuous entablature above are still in place.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Brazelton Building", [Mount Pleasant, 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, 131-132.

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