Collins House (Davenport, Iowa)

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Collins House
Collins House Davenport, Iowa.jpg
Collins House (Davenport, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Collins House (Davenport, Iowa)
Location 1234 E. 29th St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°32′58″N 90°33′26″W / 41.54944°N 90.55722°W / 41.54944; -90.55722Coordinates: 41°32′58″N 90°33′26″W / 41.54944°N 90.55722°W / 41.54944; -90.55722
Built 1860
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Public - Local
NRHP Reference # 76000808[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 8, 1976
Designated DRHP June 2, 1993[2]

The Collins House is located on the eastside of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The Classical Revival residence has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976[1] and the Davenport Register of Historic Properties since 1993.[2] Built as a farmhouse in 1860 the city of Davenport purchased the property and renovated it for a senior center in the mid 1970s.[3]

Miles Collins[edit]

Miles Augustus Collins was born in Albany, New York on September 1, 1832.[4] When he was four years old his family moved to a farm near Blanford, Massachusetts where he was raised. He remained there until 1854 when he moved to Scott County, Iowa where he joined his father as a carpenter. After a year he started farming and started the first cheese factory in the county.[4] He owned several farms and became quite adept at real estate. He moved to his final farm in 1860. On June 15, 1870 he married Amy Wilson, who was a widow. Together they raised six children. He died in his home on June 5, 1908.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Historic Preservation Commission. "Davenport Register of Historic Properties". City of Davenport. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ Davenport 2025: Comprehensive Plan for the City. Davenport, Iowa: City of Davenport. 2005. p. 82. 
  4. ^ a b Downer, Harry E. "Miles A. Collins Bio". Scott County, IA USGenWeb Project. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

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