Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church

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Iowa Yearly Meeting House
College Avenue Friends Church
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Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church is located in Iowa
Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church
Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church is located in the US
Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church
Location 912 N. C St.
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Coordinates 41°18′12″N 92°38′53″W / 41.303333°N 92.648056°W / 41.303333; -92.648056Coordinates: 41°18′12″N 92°38′53″W / 41.303333°N 92.648056°W / 41.303333; -92.648056
Area less than one acre
Built 1913 (1913)
Built by R.A. Winters
Architect A.T. Simmons
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Quaker Testimony in Oskaloosa MPS
NRHP reference # 96000344[1]
Added to NRHP March 29, 1996

Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church is a historic church building located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States. The Colonial Revival structure was designed by Bloomington, Illinois architect A.T. Simmons, and completed in 1913. As their membership declined, Quakers in Iowa decided to concentrate on a few fundamental tenets of their faith, but gave way on their traditional concerns about simplicity and restraint.[2] This more elaborate building replaced a simple 2½-story, brick and stone structure that was completed in 1865. The building project was a cooperative arraignment that included the Yearly Meeting, the Monthly Meeting, and nearby William Penn College. Oskaloosa had been chosen as the location of the Iowa Yearly Meeting, or the denominational headquarters, because of its central location to where the Quakers settled west of the Mississippi River. The previous building had separate meeting facilities for men and women, and this one does not. That separation was no longer considered necessary by the time this building was built.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b William C. Page. "Iowa Yearly Meeting House-College Avenue Friends Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-26.