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Property Name North Grand Avenue Residential Historic District
Reference Number 14000212
State Iowa
County Clay
Town Spencer
Street Address North Grand Avenue from 9th Street to 18th Street & 1st Ave W to 1st Ave E
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/19/2014
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000212.pdf
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The North Grand Avenue Residential Historic District is locally significant under Criteria A as it illustrates the development of residential properties of a very visible and prominent residential neighborhood in Spencer, Iowa. The district is also an example of the importance of residential planning and development along a transportation corridor. The district is also locally significant under Criteria C as it encompasses a strong collection of architectural styles in a concentrated area of Spencer, Iowa.

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