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Masonic Lodge Building

420, 422 E Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:

1882

Architect:

George West and E.S. Dodds

Style:

Commercial Style

History

Modifications: In 1915, two stories added to top of building. Between 1915 and 1940, Italianate details eliminated from exterior. After 1953, storefront alteration.

Height: Four story.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Brick and stone pilasters at corners, bronze display windows and transoms, transom glass painted, aluminum door system, wood doors and stone kneewall.

Windows: Wood 1/1 double hung windows, transoms at 2nd story.

Stylistic features: Brick corbeling as belt courses and along cornice, stone nameplate with “Masonic Temple” written on it.

Past Businesses

420 E Coolbaugh St
1884-1895 J.H. Merrill Wholesale Grocer (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1886 Hall (2nd Story) (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1896-1902 The Republican, W.W. Montgomery, Editor
1908-1914 Marble Works
1908 Lodging – 2nd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1914 Hall – 2nd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1915-1948 Masonic Lodge Hall – 2nd & 3rd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1927 Express Office
1948 City Hall (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St & Basement)

422 E Coolbaugh St
1884-1895 J.H. Merrill Wholesale Grocer (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1886 Hall (2nd Story) (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1899 Furniture
1901-1902 W.L. Wilson’s Buggy Emporium
1908 Grocery Warehouse
1908 Lodging – 2nd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1914 Hall – 2nd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1914-1915 S.B. Breese Plumbing Store
1915-1948 Masonic Lodge Hall – 2nd & 3rd Fl (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St)
1926-1948 City Hall – 1st Fl & Basement
1930 American Railway Express Co.
1930 Comfort Station
1948 City Hall (Both 420 & 422 E Coolbaugh St & Basement)

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