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Iowa Industrial School for Boys (Iowa School for Boys)

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Iowa School for Boys
1872–1873, later. West side of Eldora, off Iowa 175

The initial building constructed in the early 1870s was a two-story Italianate structure with a gable roof. By the mid-1870s this was joined by a number of other buildings, including three which, with their mansard roofs, were French Second Empire in style. Today the most interesting building is the gymnasium (c. 1910), a brick building with gable ends and a bit of the Mission style.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Iowa Industrial School for Boys (Iowa School for Boys)", [Eldora, 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, 382-382.

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