List of National Historic Landmarks in Iowa

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The List of National Historic Landmarks in Iowa contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Iowa.

There are 25 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Iowa.

Current NHLs[edit]

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Amana Colonies
Amana Colonies
June 23, 1965
(#66000336)
Middle Amana
41°47′59″N 91°55′15″W / 41.799722°N 91.920833°W / 41.799722; -91.920833 (Amana Colonies)
Iowa Amana Villages community, historic and modern.
2 Blood Run Site
Blood Run Site
May 22, 1970
(#70000246)
Granite, IA and Shindler, SD
43°28′N 96°35′W / 43.47°N 96.58°W / 43.47; -96.58 (Blood Run Site)
Lyon, IA and Lincoln, SD An archaeological site, overlapping into South Dakota.
3 Davis Oriole Earthlodge Site Upload image
October 16, 2012
(#12001018)
Glenwood
Coordinates missing
Mills An archaeological site.
4 Grenville M. Dodge House
Grenville M. Dodge House
November 5, 1961
(#66000338)
Council Bluffs
41°15′18″N 95°50′53″W / 41.25513°N 95.84813°W / 41.25513; -95.84813 (Grenville M. Dodge House)
Pottawattamie
5 Dubuque County Jail
Dubuque County Jail
May 28, 1987
(#72000473)
Dubuque
42°30′06″N 90°39′53″W / 42.50154°N 90.66470°W / 42.50154; -90.66470 (Dubuque County Jail)
Dubuque
6 The Farm House
The Farm House
July 19, 1964
(#66000339)
Ames
42°01′41″N 93°38′32″W / 42.02807°N 93.64222°W / 42.02807; -93.64222 (The Farm House)
Story Home of agriculturist and teacher Seagram A. Knapp and of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson, now on Iowa State University campus.
7 Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School
1986 HABS picture
May 30, 1974
(#74000805)
Des Moines 41°31′36″N 93°36′55″W / 41.526606°N 93.615233°W / 41.526606; -93.615233 (Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School)
41°31′36″N 93°36′55″W / 41.526606°N 93.615233°W / 41.526606; -93.615233 (Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School)
Polk Training site for black officers in World War I.
8 GEORGE M. VERITY (towboat)
GEORGE M. VERITY (towboat)
December 20, 1989
(#89002459)
Keokuk
40°23′29″N 91°22′21″W / 40.39129°N 91.37250°W / 40.39129; -91.37250 (GEORGE M. VERITY (towboat))
Lee One of three surviving steam-powered towboats in the United States, this ship pioneered on upper Mississippi in a certain way, leading to large private industry.
9 William P. Hepburn House
William P. Hepburn House
December 8, 1976
(#73000736)
Clarinda
40°44′30″N 95°02′31″W / 40.741667°N 95.041806°W / 40.741667; -95.041806 (William P. Hepburn House)
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10 Reverend George B. Hitchcock House
Reverend George B. Hitchcock House
February 17, 2006
(#77000500)
Lewis
41°18′12″N 95°06′12″W / 41.30325°N 95.103472°W / 41.30325; -95.103472 (Reverend George B. Hitchcock House)
Cass
11 Herbert Hoover Birthplace
Herbert Hoover Birthplace
June 23, 1965
(#66000110)
West Branch
41°40′07″N 91°20′53″W / 41.668611°N 91.348056°W / 41.668611; -91.348056 (Herbert Hoover Birthplace)
Cedar Two-room cottage birthplace of Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President.
12 Indian Village Site (Witrock Area)
Indian Village Site (Witrock Area)
July 19, 1964
(#66000888)
Sutherland
41°40′07″N 91°20′53″W / 41.668611°N 91.348056°W / 41.668611; -91.348056 (Indian Village Site (Witrock Area))
O'Brien An archaeological site.
13 LONE STAR (towboat)
LONE STAR (towboat)
December 20, 1989
(#89002461)
LeClaire
41°35′54″N 90°20′33″W / 41.598303°N 90.342553°W / 41.598303; -90.342553 (LONE STAR (towboat))
Scott A towboat.
14 Merchants' National Bank
Merchants' National Bank
January 7, 1976
(#76000804)
Grinnell
41°44′32″N 92°43′33″W / 41.74229°N 92.72580°W / 41.74229; -92.72580 (Merchants' National Bank)
Poweshiek Louis Sullivan-designed bank building on a corner in Grinnell.
15 Julien Dubuque's Mines
Julien Dubuque's Mines
November 4, 1993
(#88002662)
Dubuque
42°28′07″N 90°38′47″W / 42.468739°N 90.646311°W / 42.468739; -90.646311 (Julien Dubuque's Mines)
Dubuque Historic district including Julien Dubuque Monument and archaeological sites relating to early lead mining in area.
16 Old Capitol
Old Capitol
January 7, 1976
(#72000475)
Iowa City
41°39′34″N 91°32′08″W / 41.65943°N 91.53565°W / 41.65943; -91.53565 (Old Capitol)
Johnson It is one of the five-building Pentacrest, another NRHP.
17 Phipps Site
Phipps Site
July 19, 1964
(#66000335)
Cherokee
Coordinates missing
Cherokee An archaeological site.
18 SERGEANT FLOYD (towboat)
SERGEANT FLOYD (towboat)
May 5, 1989
(#89001079)
Sioux City
42°29′57″N 96°28′21″W / 42.49929°N 96.47254°W / 42.49929; -96.47254 (SERGEANT FLOYD (towboat))
Woodbury Another of just 3 steam-powered towboats surviving.
19 Sergeant Floyd Monument
Sergeant Floyd Monument
June 30, 1960
(#66000340)
Sioux City
42°27′38″N 96°22′39″W / 42.46068°N 96.37753°W / 42.46068; -96.37753 (Sergeant Floyd Monument)
Woodbury Monument to the only member of the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition who died during the trip. First declared U.S. National Historic Landmark.
20 Terrace Hill
Terrace Hill
July 31, 2003
(#03001036)
Des Moines
41°35′00″N 93°38′56″W / 41.583333°N 93.648889°W / 41.583333; -93.648889 (Terrace Hill)
Polk Governor's mansion on hilltop in what is now downtown Des Moines.
22 Toolesboro Mound Group
Toolesboro Mound Group
May 23, 1966
(#66000337)
Toolesboro
41°09′N 91°03′W / 41.15°N 91.05°W / 41.15; -91.05 (Toolesboro Mound Group)
Louisa Mound site.
22 Van Allen and Company Department Store
Van Allen and Company Department Store
January 7, 1976
(#76000753)
Clinton
41°50′28″N 90°11′18″W / 41.84121°N 90.18822°W / 41.84121; -90.18822 (Van Allen and Company Department Store)
Clinton A Louis Sullivan-designed 4 story building, now apartments over commercial space.
23 James B. Weaver House
James B. Weaver House
May 15, 1975
(#75000680)
Bloomfield
40°45′19″N 92°24′45″W / 40.755333°N 92.412611°W / 40.755333; -92.412611 (James B. Weaver House)
Davis Home of James Weaver.
24 WILLIAM M. BLACK (dredge)
WILLIAM M. BLACK (dredge)
April 27, 1992
(#82002618)
Dubuque
42°29′37″N 90°39′37″W / 42.49365°N 90.66040°W / 42.49365; -90.66040 (WILLIAM M. BLACK (dredge))
Dubuque Sidewheel dredge operated by U.S. Corps of Engineers.
25 Woodbury County Courthouse
Woodbury County Courthouse
June 19, 1996
(#73000744)
Sioux City
42°29′50″N 96°24′20″W / 42.497158°N 96.405525°W / 42.497158; -96.405525 (Woodbury County Courthouse)
Woodbury One of finest Prairie School buildings in the United States.

Former Iowa NHLs[edit]

National Park Service areas in Iowa[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.

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