German American Heritage Center

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Germania-Miller/Standard Hotel
German American Heritage Center is located in Iowa
German American Heritage Center
Location 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′18″N 90°35′1″W / 41.52167°N 90.58361°W / 41.52167; -90.58361Coordinates: 41°31′18″N 90°35′1″W / 41.52167°N 90.58361°W / 41.52167; -90.58361
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1871
Architectural style Late Victorian, Victorian Bracketted
Governing body Private
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 83002438[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 07, 1983
Designated DRHP September 12, 1996[2]

The German American Heritage Center also known as the Germania-Miller/Standard Hotel, is a cultural center and museum in Davenport, Iowa, United States, that chronicles and preserves the history of German-Americans in the Midwest region.[3]

History[edit]

The German American Heritage Center was incorporated in 1994, and the board of directors purchased the Standard Hotel on the Davenport, Iowa riverfront in 1995. The building originally opened in 1862 as the Germania gasthaus, a guest house for immigrants.[4] In 1983, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places,[4] and on the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 1996.[2] In 2009, extensive renovations to the center were completed with enhanced multimedia and exhibit spaces.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ http://gahc.org/?page_id=87
  4. ^ a b c "History & Mission - German American Heritage Center". German American Heritage Center. Retrieved 2011-060-9. 

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