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Home > Iowa > Independence > Iowa Hospital for the Insane, State Route 248, Independence, Buchanan County, IA



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B&W Photos
General View, Main Facade
HB406637
General View, Main Facade
Detail, Upper Stories, Main Building
HB406638
Detail, Upper Stories, Main Building
Photocopy Of Engraving Ca
HB406639
Photocopy Of Engraving Ca
Photocopy Of Measured Drawing Ca
HB406640
Photocopy Of Measured Drawing Ca


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Item Title


Location
State Route 248, Independence, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-54
Significance: The building was the second state mental hospital built in Iowa, and it followed functional design criteria essentially the same as those used at the first one, the construction of which had been started in 1855. In its process of construction, a general contract was awarded for the first work, but the contractor was unable to complete it. Subsequently, construction was carried out under a superintendent of construction hired by the state. In the first years he bought materials on contract and hired day labor and supervised it. In later years he contracted for work of the various trades (contracts for labor and materials both) and supervising and coordinated the work of these separate contractors.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, MAIN FACADE
2. DETAIL, UPPER STORIES, MAIN BUILDING
3. Photocopy of engraving ca. 1891 GENERAL AERIAL VIEW
4. Photocopy of measured drawing ca. 1891 FLOOR PLAN OF MAIN FLOOR


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