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Iowa State Hospital for the Insane (now Mental Health Institute)
The main building is impressively sited on a low rise of ground, and one approaches it and gains views of the building via a long, winding road. This main building (now named the Reynolds Building) presents a version of the French Second Empire style; there is a four-story central pavilion with a mansard roof, and flanking three-story wings terminated by projecting pavilions that also have mansard roofs. The building's front measures over 762 feet in length. The walls are sheathed in a smoothly cut and fitted light-colored limestone, and the building's base is of “native granite, worked from immense boulders.” 13
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