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Windmills

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c. 1950s and later

At the corner of Central Avenue Northwest and West Second Street is what every Dutch city needs, a telephone booth in the form of a windmill (c. 1975). On Iowa 10, a half mile east of route K64, is a half-sized windmill atop what appears to be a California ranch house with a shake roof (c. 1970). The ranch house turns out to be a small office building located within a new industrial park. Also suburban in location (off route K64, a half mile south of Iowa 10) is the Northwestern State Bank, Windmill Office (c. 1975). In this instance the windmill is full sized.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Windmills", [Orange City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-MW090.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 490-490.

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