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Bedford House (Hotel Garland)

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Hotel Garland
1857, 1877, 1910. 306 Main St.

Though this building has been augmented and remodeled a number of times, its exterior street facade still expresses the plain version of the mid-century Italianate style. The upper groups of windows on this three-story brick building have wide stone lintels within which a segmental curve was cut for each window unit. The 400 block of this street presents a classic picture of an Iowa smalltown Main Street, an image conveyed by a number of well-preserved late nineteenth-century one- and two-story business blocks as well as by a fine example of a Beaux-Arts bank building (the Bedford National Bank, c. 1912).

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Bedford House (Hotel Garland)", [Bedford, 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, 311-311.

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