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Red Oak Grand Theatre

408, 410 E Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:





Commercial Style


Modifications: Before 1948 storefront modified. At unknown date storefront modified again.

Height: Three story

Walls: Brick

Storefront: cast iron columns, metal cornice, metal windows and doors, metal awning.

Windows: Wood or vinyl 1/1 double hung windows.

Stylistic features: Parapet with stone coping, corbeled brick at cornice and elsewhere on facade, brick pilasters, metal belt course, stone lintels at 2nd floor window openings and stone sills at 3rd floor window openings.

Past Businesses

408 E Coolbaugh St
1901-c.1904 Thos. D. Murphy Calendar Co. (also 410 E Coolbaugh St)
1907-1955 Express Publishing Co.
1934, 1945 Red Cross Home Service – 2nd Fl

410 E Coolbaugh St
1901-c.1904 Thos. D. Murphy Calendar Co. (also 408 E Coolbaugh St)
1901 Red Oak Express
1907-1908 Red Oak Implement Company
1914 Farm Machinery
1920 Iowa Granite & Marble Works
1934-2013 Grand Theatre
1940 American Legion Hall – 2nd Fl

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

The Red Oak Downtown Historic District has a story to tell. Each individual building itself might not have a depth of historical value, but the woven fabric threaded between each building by commerce, community, fire, and war decorates a story that must be shared.

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