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MacNider House (Indian Head; now Gerard of Iowa School)

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Indian Head; now Gerard of Iowa School
1929, Waddy B. Wood. US 18 (S.E. 4th St.), 3.5 miles east of Federal Ave.

The main block of this two-and-a-half-story house with chimneyed end walls is loosely based upon mid-eighteenth-century American Georgian architecture, especially the type found in and around Philadelphia. Though sheathed in stone, the building is in fact of reinforced concrete, befitting its owner, the president and general manager of the Northwestern States Portland Cement Company.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "MacNider House (Indian Head; now Gerard of Iowa School)", [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, 418-418.

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