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Henry Field Seed and Nursery Company

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c. 1924. Sycamore St., between Valley and Palm avenues, northeast of town off Iowa 48

An older three-story brick building has been imaginatively wrapped with a stucco-and-tile Mission Revival “stage set” of one and two stories. On ground level a deep-arched “corridor” marches around two sides of the building. Above, four narrow pavilions topped with curved gables spring from the tile roof. The nursery company was established in 1892; obviously by the 1920s it was felt that the exotic California Mission style somehow fit the horticultural activities of the firm.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Henry Field Seed and Nursery Company", [Shenandoah, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO129.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 344-344.

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