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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:24 AM   #1
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Northeast Iowa

I have photos of eight cities to post, perhaps more in the future.


New Vienna, population 400 (2000 census).






Saint Boniface Catholic Church.












Heritage House Museum.


Note the detail on the chimneys.


This building is located beside the church.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:25 AM   #2
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Great photos. It's good to see more of the Midwest in here.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:00 AM   #3
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Luxemburg, population 246 (2000).



Holy Trinity Catholic Church. It was damaged by a lightning strike in 2010.








Note the man working.


Ungs General Store.






A rotting barn, a common sight.
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charmingly cute little towns.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for your NE Iowa photos, Mighty Oak! It's great to see more of the Midwest represented here, especially Iowa. Keep them coming!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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These photos are outside of Guttenberg.


Another rotting barn still in use, note the cows.


Mississippi Valley Overlook State Historical Marker.


The only hill in Iowa.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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Great to see something from this region.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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Nice pics....thanks for sharing.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #9
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I've been waiting three days for a moderator to approve two of my posts in this thread, did they forget about me or something?

edit: it seems I could post this without approval, is there a limit to how long the posts can be or something?
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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #10
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Indeed great, amazing photos from Iowa
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Old August 7th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #11
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I'll try to post this one in smaller segments, maybe it will work.

Guttenberg, population 1,987 (2000).





The ivy completely covers the left side of the house, even extending to the roof.


Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 126 (1904).








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(Cont.)

This is inside the library, which was adjacent to the bank.



Bust of Gutenberg.

Rare Gutenberg Bible facsimile. (Linked because the image is 4608x3036).




St. Mary's Catholic Church.












Better not sleepwalk if you live there!
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Old August 7th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #13
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McGregor, population 871 (2000).

I apologize for the nature of these images, I didn't have enough time to get out and take proper photos.



Stauer House Bed and Breakfast.






These appeared to be some of the oldest buildings in town, as well as some of the most neglected.


Note the pink building on the far right, I believe that is now an ice cream store.


E.R. Barron Building (1884).




Note the building on the right near the clock, you will see it again in a few photos.


Alexander Hotel (1899).
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This is right next to the building with the clock.




Masonic structures were everywhere in NE Iowa.





These next pictures are going the opposite way through town.



On the top of the building (not visible), "James McLaughlin" is written, but as you can see here, "Bickel" also appears. This does not appear in older photos.


You can see the old buildings again, on the left.

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On the way to Decorah.










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Decorah, population 8,172 (2000).

This town was the destination for my trip, so there are naturally many more pictures. The town was having an annual celebration, so there are more people than usual walking on the street and whatnot.



The former Weiser Carriage House. Note the door that is now blocked by the parking bumper. It is right next to the church below.


First Lutheran Church.






Decorah is 34% Norwegian-American, and Nordic Fest was going on, so everyone had their Norwegian flags flying. This is the Moss House.


Cooley House.


The Landers House.




The Octagon House.

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The posts after this will be of the downtown.



Porter House Museum.


The rocks and coral are bound together with concrete.


Howell House.


Winneshiek County Courthouse.




United Methodist Church.




Paine House.

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Any photos of Cedar Falls anyone?
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Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.




A nice photo taken at night, but my camera auto-adjusted the light settings or whatever, making the black sky appear light.


Dayton House, one of Decorah's oldest buildings. In 1863 and 1864, the widow of John Brown and some of his children lived in the upstairs.




The Vesterheim complex is large, and it includes multiple historic buildings, including the Painter-Bernatz Mill, which is Decorah's oldest building, having been built in 1851 (I don't have a picture of it, sadly).


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Central Block Building (1901).


Watching the parade.








Only one window...


Relf Building.

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