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Smith House (Liberty Hall)

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Liberty Hall
1881. 1300 W. Main St., .5 mile west of city limits
  • Smith House (Liberty Hall) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This house, built for Joseph Smith III, appears to be a good-sized two-story farmhouse that has been embellished in a reserved fashion with Eastlake ornamentation. The entrance porch displays sawed brackets at the top of each of its wood posts, and below is a sawed-work balustrade. The only other external decorations are the paneling at the base of the bay windows and the U-shaped wood molding carried over the windows and extended partway down each side. The 14-room house was restored in 1975, and it is now open to the public.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Smith House (Liberty Hall)", [Lamoni, 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, 330-330.

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