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Henn Mansion

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Area  less than one acre
Architectural style  Greek Revival
Built  1858
NRHP Reference #  83000374
Henn Mansion
Location  Maharishi University campus Fairfield, Iowa
Part of  Architecture of Henry K. Holsman Historic Campus District (#83003605)

The Henn Mansion, also known as Ewing Hall, is a historic building located in Fairfield, Iowa, United States. A native of New York, Bernhart Henn served two terms in the United States House of Representatives representing Iowa's 1st congressional district as a Democratic. Previously he had served as the Registrar of the U.S. Land Office. He had this two-story, brick, Greek Revival house built in 1858. However, the financial panic of 1857 almost wiped out his fortune. When he died in 1865, the house and the 40 acres (16 ha) of land that surrounded it had to be sold. The house is representative of the financial success one had in the public sector in the pioneer economy. It was also the birthplace of Parsons College in 1875. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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