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Cedar Valley Seminary (now Mitchell County Historical Society)

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now Mitchell County Historical Society
1863. Southwest corner of Mechanic and 6th streets

This two-story brick Italianate building was to have been the first of a series of college buildings to be erected on the campus. Verticality was the theme in the design of the building; its surface is composed of projecting and recessed narrow vertical panels; the windows, especially those of the second level, are detailed as extremely thin, vertical rectangles.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Cedar Valley Seminary (now Mitchell County Historical Society)", [Osage, 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, 426-426.

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