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Historical society learns about Louisiana’s Mesker Buildings

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Downtown Louisiana has the sixth largest number of Mesker buildings in the United States and Chuck Hoffman told the Pike County Historical Society why that is important at the April 15 meeting at Seton Hall in Louisiana. The Mesker Iron Works was started by German immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio and then in St. Louis. They produced decorative metal facades for wooden buildings and produced a catalog in 1884. The buildings

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