Mount Vernon, Iowa Historic Preservation Comission

Mount Vernon Historic Images

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Mount Vernon Historic Images


Take a walk through Mount Vernon, Iowa, and you will see why it is a unique midwestern town. Built on and around a long, rolling hill, it is home to one of the most attractive college campuses in the U.S. - Cornell College. Mount Vernon's carefully tended Victorian-era homes and quaint business district recall an era of days gone by. Each era contributed to the town's prosperity, leaving its mark on local culture and the appearance of Mount Vernon today.

The Archives store important information pertaining to the history of Mount Vernon. Explore below to find archival images, historical documents, and an overview of the history of the town.

Items in the Mount Vernon Historic Images Collection

Picture is looking at the back of the building taken from the alley.

First floor siding is larger than second floor. Major changes made to garages in rear (RT)

Head shot of this woman is also in this collection

Cornell College Students gather for a team photo