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  • C.H. Baker Double House


    The C.H. Baker Double House, also known as the Indiana Apartments, The Manor, and The Manor House, is an historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Built from 1901 to 1902, it is a two-story structure that features balloon frame construction with brick veneer. It was designed in the Colonial Revival style by the Des Moines architectural firm of Smith & Gutterson. Its significance is attributed to its location on the Sixth Avenue streetcar route "to capitalize on the appeal of public transportation." It was one of the first multiple-family rental properties along the avenue, and it was built for upper-middle class occupancy. It was part of the movement toward denser residential use in this area of the city. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

  • Lowry W. and Hattie N. Goode First North Des Moines House


    The Lowry W. and Hattie N. Goode First North Des Moines House, also known as the Allabach House, is a historic building located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The Late Victorian-style single-family dwelling is significant for its association with Lowry W. Goode. Goode was a prominent real estate developer in the Des Moines area in the 19th century. Built c. 1884 in what was the suburb of North Des Moines, this house is one of the last resources that calls attention to his work. The Goode's themselves built and occupied several houses in North Des Moines, and they lived here for about one year after it was built. They then used it as a rental property for a while until they sold it. The two-story brick structure features a main block with a rectangular plan, intersecting gables, a single-story bay window on the west elevation, a two-story extension on the south elevation, and a rear wing. The original porch has been removed. The house was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It was included as a contributing property in the Polk County Homestead and Trust Company Addition Historic District in 2016. 1. References -------------

  • Park-to-Park Residential Historic District


    The Park-to-Park Residential Historic District in Fort Madison, Iowa, United States, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The historic district is located to the north of the Downtown Commercial Historic District, generally between Central Park on the west and Old Settler's Park on the east. Both parks are contributing sites. For the most part the district is made up of single family homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of these homes were built as rental properties, while others became so in later years. The Albright House and the Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck House are contributing properties, and they are also individually listed on the National Register. There are also duplexes and a few small scale apartment buildings in the district. The Historic Park to Park District is a seven-block-long, three block wide section of homes that represent the Gothic, Victorian, and Tudor era. With a rich variety of architectural styles like Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Eastlake Stick, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, and Tudor. With two of the six parks within the District. Given its location adjacent to the central business district there are no historic commercial buildings located in its boundaries. Institutions in the district include buildings erected by local governments and churches. The Lee County Courthouse (1842) and jail (c. 1850) are located across the street from the downtown area. A combination building houses the Fort Madison City Hall and a fire station (1873). The former St. Joseph's Catholic Church complex (various buildings from the 1850s to the 1920s) is located near Old Settler's Park, while St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church (1871), rectory (1876) and convent (1911) are located just west of Central Park. First United Methodist Church is associated with two sets of buildings in the district. Its original church built in 1888 now houses Joy Baptist Church. Their present church building was built in 1923. The present First Christian Church (1958) replaced an earlier church (1903) on the same property. Other denominations are represented by Union Presbyterian Church (1885) and Parsonage (c. 1890), St. John's Evangelical Church (1864) and Parsonage (1893), and St. Luke's Episcopal Church that was built as Hope Episcopal in 1857.

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