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Have you ever shopped in a mansion before? If not, visit Bradley Hall in Centerville.

Monday, April 11, 2016

D.C. Bradley built Bradley Mansion, an elegant 10,000 square foot home, in Centerville, IA, in 1909. Bradley was president of the Centerville Light & Traction Company, which incorporated in 1902 and became the Iowa Southern Utilities Company in 1916.

Bradley’s home, located at 519 Drake Avenue, was outfitted with the finest details, including mahogany paneling, stained and leaded glass, a grand staircase with mahogany railing, Corinthian columns, hardwood and mosaic-tiled floors, frescoed ceilings, a cut-glass candelabra, and a ballroom on the third floor. It became a social center for the city during Bradley’s time in the home.

After serving as a private residence, Bradley Mansion became a nursing home and then was used by area schools for classrooms and administrative offices. In 1998, Morgan Cline purchased the structure for renovation and transformed it into a beautiful retail destination. The 22 rooms of the home provide a venue for several Centerville businesses under the moniker “The Shoppes at Bradley Hall.”

Shoppers will find a wide variety of goods at Bradley Hall, including handcrafted items, antiques, gifts, Iowa wines, candy, books, gadgets, and accessories.

For more on The Shoppes at Bradley Hall, visit http://www.bradleyhall.info/ or check out the Bradley Hall Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bradley.hall.10004?fref=ts.

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