National Register of Historic Places listings in Audubon County, Iowa facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Audubon County, Iowa.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Audubon County, Iowa, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.
There are 14 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Audubon County Court House||
|318 Leroy St.
||Audubon||The Audubon County Court House designed by Keffer and Jones of Des Moine in the PWA Moderne style in 1939, is significant as one of ten county courthouses built in Iowa during the New Deal Era as part of the federal Public Works Administration.|
|2||Audubon County Courthouse||
|Washington and Kilworth Sts.
||Exira||Served as the Audubon County Courthouse from 1874 to 1879, and is the first building erected in the county specifically for use as a county government facility. In 1887, Knights of Pythias Lodge took over the rent, and rented the lower floor to travelling musical and theater troupes, and later to entrepreneurs who showed silent movies. Community plays and dances were also held here.|
|3||Audubon County Home Historic District||
|1891 215th St.
|4||Bennedsen, Boldt, and Hansen Building||
||Kimballton||1913 commercial building, built by Danish immigrant settlers.|
|5||Bethany Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church||
|1.5 miles north of Iowa Highway 44 and 1 mile east of Iowa Highway 68
||Kimballton||1898 church significant for its association with an important United Church congregation following the split in the Danish Lutheran Church in 1894.|
|6||John D. Bush House||
|219 N. Kilworth
||Exira||1873 Gabled-ell house built by Danish immigrant carpenter Jens Uriah Hansen, who was the first Dane to settle in the county.|
|7||Andrew P. Hansen Farmstead||
|Between Iowa Highway 44 and County Road P58 on Little Elkhorn Creek
||Brayton||1894 farmstead including a hipped foursquare house built by Danish immigrants|
|8||Immanuel Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church||
|Eastern side of W. 2nd St.
||Kimballton||Gothic and Queen Anne styled church built by Danish immigrants significant for its association with the Grundtvigian synod of the Danish Lutheran Church following the historic split within the church in 1894.|
|9||Hans J. Jorgensen Barn||
|Junction of Iowa Highway 44 and Main St.
||Kimballton||Square hipped barn with a distinctive pyramidal roofs built by Danish Immigrant settler Hans J. Jorgesen, an instrumental person in the growth of the community of Kimballton.|
|10||Kimballton Commercial District||
|Junction of Alfred and Main Sts.
||Kimballton||1889-1940 commercial buildings, significant for their influence of the Danish immigrant and Danish American craftmanship.|
|11||Kimballton West 2nd – West 3rd Street Residential District||
|Roughly W. 2nd St. from Iowa Highway 44 to south of Odense St. and W. 3rd St. from Iowa Highway 44 to Esbeck St.
||Kimballton||Residential neighborhood with late 19th & 20th Century homes including Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Prairie School, and Craftsman styles.|
|12||Hans M. Koch House||
|Western side of Iowa Highway 173, 0.5 miles south of Kimballton
||Kimballton||A 1908 gabled double-pile home built to serve as the manager's residence for the Crystal Springs brickworks.|
|13||Jens T. Larsen House||
|103 Main St.
||Kimballton||1894 gabled ell house, a unique example of skilled Danish immigrant craftsmen, Anders and Thorvald Jensen.|
|14||Poplar Rural District||
|Roughly the area from Poplar south and west to Wolf Creek
||Jacksonville||Danish rural farming community of the largest rural Danish immigrant settlement in Iowa and the United States, with the district still appearing much as it did during the early 1900s.|
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