(former) Anamosa, Iowa 52205
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 42° 06.494 W 091° 17.086
15T E 641812 N 4663216
Quick Description: This two-story, painted brick building is located at 117 East Main Street in Anamosa, Iowa.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2020 4:45:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM12KWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Post Office was here from 1875 until 1890 when it moved to 105 East Main. This would make this building the first Post Office. This town has done a remarkable job of identifying its former Post Offices.

This is a 2-story, brick building, now painted gray, with an altered storefront, pressed metal cornice between the first and second floor, heavy pressed metal hoodmolds over the second floor windows. The center window on the second floor features 2/2 double-hung sash and is taller than the two windows, which flank it, each of which has 1/1 double-hung sash. The flanking windows are unusually narrow. All the windows feature limestone sills. A heavy pressed metal frieze with brackets and a cornice cap the facade. Coleman reports, "The Congregational Church of Anamosa was once located on the corner of Main and Booth Streets. In 1875, the trustees of the church sold off a parcel of land, which was bought by W. S. Benton who was one of the trustees. In June of 1875 the Post Office building (117 Main Street) was built by Benton."

-National Registry Entry

Benton Building
117 East Main Street
Built in 1875, metal hoodmolds, metal frieze w/panels & brackets, & deep cornice w/ached pediment

-National Registry Entry

Type of structure:: stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 52205

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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