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IOWA - Mahaska County - Historic Districts

Lake Keomah State Park, Bathhouse--Lodge Area (Area A)
(added 1990 - Mahaska County - #90001666)
Off IA 371 S of jct. with IA 92, Oskaloosa
(161 acres, 4 buildings, 2 structures)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Central Design Office,Ames
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Conservation, Social History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: State
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-function: Park
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-function: Park

Lake Keomah State Park, Erosion Control Area (Area B)
(added 1990 - Mahaska County - #90001667)
Off IA 371 S of jct. with IA 92, Oskaloosa
(4 acres, 2 structures)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Central Design Office,Ames
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Conservation, Social History, Landscape Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: State
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-function: Park
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-function: Park

Oskaloosa City Park and Band Stand
(added 1983 - Mahaska County - #83000389)
City Park, Oskaloosa
(less then 1 acres, 5 objects)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wetherell,Frank E.
Architectural Style: Mixed (More Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
Area of Significance: Performing Arts, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1900-1924
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Forest, Music Facility, Park, Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)
Current Function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Forest, Music Facility, Park, Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)

Oskaloosa City Square Commercial Historic District
(added 1986 - Mahaska County - #86000716)
Also known as See Also:Mahaska County County Courthouse; Oskaloosa City Pa
Roughly bounded by A Ave. E, N. and S. Second St., Second Ave. E, and N. and S. A St., Oskaloosa
(98 acres, 68 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple
Architectural Style: Romanesque, Italianate, Early Commercial
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Professional, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business, Professional, Specialty Store

Penn College Historic District **
(added 1996 - Mahaska County - #96000391)
Also known as William Penn College
201 Trueblood Ave., Oskaloosa
(138 acres, 4 buildings, 2 structures)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Simmons, A.T., and Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson
Architectural Style: Prairie School, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: College
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-function: College

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