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Cherokee State Hospital
was the fourth and last state hospital to be built in Iowa and the only one where the main administration building was completed before the hospital housed it's first patients. The architects were an Iowa firm, Josselyn and Taylor, and the overall form and massing of component portions of the building suggests a French chateau, while the small-scale decorative motifs are those of the Queen Anne Revival Style. The functional arrangements reflect a moderately conservative approach for the times in the care of mental illness.