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Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

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1919. Off Iowa 1, adjoining Keosauqua

The original 1,200-plus acres (the park now has 1,653 acres) were acquired in 1919, and the park was dedicated the following year. Within the park, a quarter of a mile from Ely's Ford, are six prehistoric Indian mounds, one of which is C-shaped. The park has several recreational buildings that are of interest. Of these, the two most impressive are the open stone pavilion (c. 1928) and the bath-house (c. 1936), the latter a successful Colonial Revival design in stone, clapboard, and board-and-batten.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Lacey-Keosauqua State Park", [Keosauqua, 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, 329-329.

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