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Property Name Edwards, Joseph A. and Lydia A. (Frazier), House
Reference Number 15000748
State Iowa
County Henry
Town Salem
Street Address 1735 Salem Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/23/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Joseph A. and Lydia A. Edwards House is nominated at a local level of significance for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C for the significance of the architecture of the house. The stone house reflects the traditional cubical ltalianate design, and it stands out as a landmark historic house along Salem Road in southwest Jackson Township. The house is one of only a handful of stone buildings in Henry County, and the stone architecture reflects a distinctly refined quality, particularly in comparison with other buildings . The house appears to have been completed in 1866, and thus this date is noted for the period of significance and as the significant date for the property.

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