Louis Sullivan Building – Algona, Iowa

Louis Sullivan Building - Algona, Iowa This treasure of architecture can be seen in Algona, Iowa, this county-seat town of about six thousand residents is one of only eight Louis Sullivan-designed buildings in the Midwest. The original building was … [Read more...]

Camp Algona POW Museum – Algona, Iowa

Camp Algona POW Museum - Algona, Iowa The camp consisted of 178 buildings for the Prisoners of War from Germany. The 287 acres is just 2 miles west of Algona. It housed up to 10,000 German prisoners of war from 1944 through 1946. The prisoners were … [Read more...]

Ambrose A. Call State Park – Algona, Iowa

This 138-acre park near Algona, Iowa, contrasts quite strongly with the gently rolling farmland in the nearby area for it has rugged hills heavily wooded with virgin timber. It is near the east fork of the Des Moines River. Call and his brother Asa were … [Read more...]

Algona Nativity Scene – Algona, Iowa

Algona was the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp that was constructed in 1943 and 1944 and was used until the war ended. The second group of prisoners came from Germany. One of them, Edward Kalb, came up with the idea of building a Nativity … [Read more...]