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Masonic Temple

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1894. Division St. west of 2nd St. N.

The connected, heavily arched windows of the third floor are certainly meant to be responded to as Romanesque Revival, but the remainder of this three-story brick structure seems almost classical. And then there is the tower that springs up from behind the stepped parapet of the roof. The walls of the tower with their clock faces and surrounds of curved ornamentation seem almost Georgian. Though an oddity in style, this building is very strong.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Masonic Temple", [Stuart, 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, 510-510.

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