Hobson Block

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Hobson Block
The Hobson Block.jpg
Hobson Block is located in Iowa
Hobson Block
Location 110–114 S. Vine St.
West Union, Iowa
Coordinates 42°57′40″N 91°48′29″W / 42.96111°N 91.80806°W / 42.96111; -91.80806Coordinates: 42°57′40″N 91°48′29″W / 42.96111°N 91.80806°W / 42.96111; -91.80806
Area less than 1 acre
Built 1885
Architect Edward Easton
Architectural style Late Victorian
MPS Iowa's Main Street Commercial Architecture MPS
NRHP reference # 08001042
Added to NRHP November 7, 2008[1]

Hobson Block is a commercial building in West Union, Iowa. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2008.[2] The brick and stone building was designed by local architect Edward Easton in the Late Victorian style to rebuild the town after its original wooden structures were destroyed by fire in May 1885.

It is the 19th property listed as a featured property of the week in a program of the National Park Service that began in July 2008.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Jan Olive Nash; Jennifer A. Price (January 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Hobson Block" (pdf). National Park Service.  with photos