Friday, November 13, 2015

TGIF: Lowden, Iowa Walkabout


Lowden is a city in Cedar County, Iowa with a total area of 1.02 square miles. The population in 2000 was 794.  In  2010 it was 789 and in 2013 it was down to 780.  This is a population change of minus 1.8% since 2000.

The city is an outgrowth of the Chicago and North Western Railway which was built to Lowden in July 1858.
 
There are several architectural examples of wonderful detailed construction.  Such as


and this residential building converted from what appears to be a bank building.

 
In addition to these early structures, there are several newer buildings including a public library
 

and a modernized grocery / meat market.


Down the street and around a corner stands


which is now another residential location.
 
In spite of its decreasing population, Lowden appears to be a prospering community.