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Straud G. Hersman, Funeral Home

409 E Reed Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:





Queen Anne


Modifications: At unknown dates, storefront modernized and glass transoms covered, 2nd floor windows replaced.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Fixed wood window, steel doors, wood cladding, brick kneewall, metal cornice, Corinthian columns.

Windows: Wood 3/1 double hung windows.

Stylistic features: Metal cornice, brick wall insets and projections, Bay window at 2nd story, simple metal window crowns and stone sills at 2nd story window openings.

Past Businesses

1896-1911 Straud G. Hersman (Funeral Director)
1911-1919 Leo V. Myers & Sons (Funeral Director)
1920-1921 Arther Sellergren, Sellergren & Hodgson (Undertaking, Funeral Director, Embalmer)
1919-1921 Cooper-West’s Furniture Store (Undertaking Department)
1921 Evans Jewelry Store
1926-1927 Wilcox Studio (Photography)
1934-1945 Soil Conservation
1950-1951 Morris Paint and Wallpaper
1955-1957 Van’s Paint Store
1972 John K. Petersen (Attorney)

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