Hampton Double Square Historic District

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Hampton Double Square Historic District
Hampton Double Square Historic District, Hampton, Iowa.JPG
Hampton Double Square Historic District is located in Iowa
Hampton Double Square Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by 2nd Ave., 1st Ave., the alley west of 1st St., and the alley east of Federal, Hampton, Iowa
Coordinates 42°44′31″N 93°12′28″W / 42.74194°N 93.20778°W / 42.74194; -93.20778Coordinates: 42°44′31″N 93°12′28″W / 42.74194°N 93.20778°W / 42.74194; -93.20778
Architect Liebbe, Nourse & Rasmussen
T.D. Allen
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Public—local
NRHP Reference # 03000834[1]
Added to NRHP August 28, 2003

The Hampton Double Square Historic District is a historic district located in Hampton, Iowa, United States. The town of Hampton was laid out by H.P. Allen, who was the county surveyor, in June 1856. The original plat was eight blocks by eight blocks in the shape of an “L”. Near the center of the “L” was the two-block, or double, square. While many county seats in Iowa have a courthouse square, the double square is a rarity.[2] It exemplifies the two primary functions of a public square, both commercial and public development. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Oltrogge, Sarah. "The Ely Community History Center". City of Ely. Retrieved 2012-06-02.