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Odd Fellows Home / Orphan Home

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1901, 1906, 1912, Liebbe, Nourse and Rasmussen. 1037 S.W. 19th St.

The architectural theme of these two brick buildings with stone bases is English Georgian. The Odd Fellows home was built in 1901–1902; it burned in 1905 and was rebuilt the following year. Its grand feature is a two-story pedimented porch enclosed between two wings. The 1912 Orphans Home has a large pedimented entrance piece, and each of its encompassing end wings terminates in two-story porches with Ionic columns; the porches are elevated on raised basements.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Odd Fellows Home / Orphan Home", [Mason City, 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, 415-415.

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