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The Red Coach Inn & Restaurant

Historic Tour of Red Oak & Heritage Hill

Take a stroll or drive along Red Oak's historic Heritage Hill Tour and
experience the community's hallmark collection of turn-of-the-century
architecture.  The tour embodies a wide range of architectural styles
including excellent examples of Queen Anne, Georgian, Italianate,
English Tudor, Colonial Revival, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style.  
The locations included on the Heritage Hill Tour were built from the
1870's through 1916.
 
The tour begins at the Montgomery County Courthouse, built in 1890 of
red Missouri limestone.  This building of Richardsonian Romanesque
design is listed on the National Historic Preservation Register.

From the Courthouse, travel south on Second Street, and stop in front of the
1907 Carnegie Public Library
( visit during open hours https://www.redoak.lib.ia.us )
along the old trolley route, to the Restored Burlington Northern Depot
& World War II Memorial Museum ( http://depothill.net )

Traveling north from the Restored Depot, turning east at the Courthouse,
then stop at the Red Oak Fountain Square, with its WWI Memorial Fountain,
and Memorials to Veterans of all wars.

The entire Red Oak Downtown is designated an
Historic Preservation District by the State of Iowa and listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Continuing on the Tour, along the stately Victorian era homes, 
the tour ends at one of Red Oak's most outstanding attractions,
the Chautauqua Pavilion located in Chautauqua Park.  This pavilion,
built in 1907, is the largest covered pavilion west of the Mississippi.
 
Other places listed on the National Historic Register include: 
Firehouse Restaurant, the Osborne House,
and the Colonel Hebard House.
 
In the lobby of the Red Coach Inn
http://redcoachredoak.com ) obtain your free copy:
Guide to Historic Tour of Red Oak and Heritage Hill

 

  
Friday May 29, 2020