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Black Hawk County Memorial Hall

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1915–1916, attrib. Mortimer B. Cleveland. 104 W. 5th St.

This war memorial building was constructed by the GAR to honor those who participated in the Civil War. This single-story brick-clad building on a raised basement stylistically leans somewhat toward the Georgian Colonial. Design elements such as the dormer windows point to what was then occurring in Chicago in the work of George W. Maher and others. The building is situated within a small, pleasant park, which in addition to this building houses a classical fountain and pool and a miniature Statue of Liberty.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Black Hawk County Memorial Hall", [Waterloo, 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, 444-444.

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