Thos. D. Murphy Co. Factory and Power Plant
|Location||110 S. 2nd St.|
Red Oak, Iowa
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||P.M. Garthwait|
|Architectural style||Late 19th and Early 20th century American Movement|
|NRHP reference No.||08000505|
|Added to NRHP||May 19, 2008|
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