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Carl L. Caviness Post 102, American Legion

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Area  less than one acre
Opened  1925
Architect  William L. Perkins
Built  1925
Added to NRHP  6 September 2006
Carl L. Caviness Post 102, American Legion
Location  201 S. Main St. Chariton, Iowa
Architectural style  Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Part of  Lucas County Courthouse Square Historic District (#14000324)
MPS  Architectural Career of William L. Perkins in Iowa:1917-1957 MPS
People also search for  Chariton Herald-Patriot Building, Hotel Charitone, Williamson School, Chariton City Hall and Fire Station

The Carl L. Caviness Post 102, American Legion was built in 1925. It reflects Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals architecture and was designed by Chariton architect William L. Perkins. In its National Register of Historic Places nomination, it was deemed "a good example of the Revival styles popular in the 1920s", a well-preserved work by William L. Perkins and an illustration of "the importance of the American Legion in the social life of the community." It was named in honor of Carl L. Caviness who was the first Lucas county resident to be killed in action during World War I.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The listing included two contributing buildings, the second being an attached Quonset hut that was no longer in use. In 2014 it was included as a contributing property in the Lucas County Courthouse Square Historic District.

References

Carl L. Caviness Post 102, American Legion Wikipedia


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