Amana Villages

Also known as: Amana Colonies
NE Iowa County, Middle Amana, Iowa

Photos 

W. F. Moershal House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey C.C. Woodburn, Photographer. March 22, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

Located in one of seven villages on land purchased in the 1850s and 1860s by the community of True Inspiration, a German Pietist group, this structure is one element in the sect's unique communal life style. Amana villages were America's most successful and long lasting religious utopian experiment. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IA-84)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000336
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - European; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Village site
Current function
Village site
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1854

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • July 22, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds

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