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Mount Pleasant City

Mount Pleasant City Hall is located at 220 West Monroe Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641; phone: 319-385-1470.

Beginnings [1]

The southeast Iowa town of Mount Pleasant was platted in 1837 by Presley Saunders. The original plat consisted of forty blocks laid out around a Public Square. Each block contained eight lots measuring 80' by 150' and was divided by a north/south alley sixteen feet wide. The first building in Iowa specifically built for use as a county courthouse was a two story brick building in the center of the Mount Pleasant Public Square in 1839. The Public Square was the focal point of the community from the very beginning.

  1. Molly Myers Naumann, consultant, City of Mount Pleasant, Architectural and Historical Resources of Mount Pleasant, IA, 1991, nomination document, 1991, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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