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Vernon School Building

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1867–1868, Riley Cass. Cross the iron bridge (now closed to automobile traffic) into Vernon, proceed south on Bridge St. to first cross street, then proceed west; the schoolhouse lies on the north side of the street

The 80-foot tower of the schoolhouse rises over a rather pure and correct version of the mid-century Italianate style. The two-story brick building is cruciform in plan. The roof brackets are paired, and a wide arched doorway leads into the building. As is frequently encountered in the Italianate, windows and other details are late Federal.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Vernon School Building", [Keosauqua, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO019.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 312-312.

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