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Mason Funeral Home

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c. 1875. Northeast corner of 3rd St. S.E. and 3rd Ave. S.E.

This building, originally a private home, was initially designed in the Eastlake mode, but later (c. 1900) a Colonial Revival porch was added. The combination of these two elements worked out quite successfully. In the post-World War I years an unsympathetic box was added to the side, but the house is strong enough in design to maintain its earlier character.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Mason Funeral Home", [Independence, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO176.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 402-402.

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