Commercial District

Commercial Historic District: Main Street in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Photo by ArtisticAbodeOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

See also: Commercial District Walking Tour

The period of 1880 – 1910 resulted in most of the Commercial National Historic District. This was during the Railroad Era, where many disastrous fires swept through the town. As a result of these fires, the old, wooden structures were replaced by fire-resistant brick buildings, and the Commercial National Historic District was born.


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