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500 East Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:



Fisher and Lawrie




The home of Co. M, 51st Reg., Iowa National Guard, and used as a theatre and civic meeting house. Originally one story, the entire floor was raised and a second story added in 1908.

Modifications: In 1908, roof raised to add 2nd story. After 1948 front facade altered, arched opening removed.

Height: Two stories.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Aluminum display windows and door with transom.

Windows: Wood 1/1 or 6/6 windows, some with transoms, wood circular windows.

Stylistic features: Turrets, brick corbeling, stone belt courses.

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73 Historical Buildings, 1 Historical Site, and 8 Historical Objects.

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