Stone City Historic District

12828-12573 Stone City Rd., 12392-12340 Dearborn Rd., 12381-12551 County Rd. X28, Anamosa, Iowa


Stone City was the location of an art colony and school that featured the talent of Grant Wood. Students lived in wagons that are long gone.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2012


National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 2008
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Gabled cottage
Areas of significance
Architecture; Art; Industry
Levels of significance
State; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Department store; School; Religious structure; Extractive facility; Natural feature
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Business; Meeting hall; Religious structure; Natural feature
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1850; 1869; 1885
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 18
Contributing structures: 5
Contributing sites: 4
Contributing objects: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 39
Non-contributing structures: 3

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2016: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • June 9, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • June 6, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • May 30, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • May 30, 2013: New photos from J.R. Manning

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