National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Iowa
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Iowa.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Lee County, Iowa, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.
There are 43 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|716-718 Ave. F
|2||Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District||
|902 Ave. H
||Fort Madison||A former passenger train station and a former freight station built in 1909 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.|
|3||Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck House||
|630 Ave. E
|4||Gen. William Worth Belknap House||
|511 N. 3rd St.
||Keokuk||Greek Revival home built in 1854 by William Worth Belknap who became a Civil War general and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant.|
|Old Quarry Rd.
||Denmark||A Pennsylvania through truss bridge built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works and completed in 1904. Extends into Des Moines County.|
|6||Cattermole Memorial Library||
|614 7th St.
|7||Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House||
|206 High St.
||Keokuk||Greek Revival residence of Civil War general Samuel R. Curtis.|
|8||Denmark Congregational Church||
|Academy Ave. and 4th St.
||Denmark||Abolitionist Asa Turner, Jr. was pastor of the church in the mid-19th century.|
|9||Faeth Farmstead and Orchard District||
|2469 Iowa Highway 2
||Fort Madison||On the Most Endangered list of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance|
|10||Fort Madison Bridge||
|Iowa Highway 9 over the Mississippi River
||Fort Madison||A swinging truss toll bridge over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison with Niota in Hancock County, Illinois|
|11||Fort Madison Downtown Commercial Historic District||
|Centered on Avenue G, from near 6th St. to the middle of the 900 block, including Avenue H from 7th to 9th
||Fort Madison||Federal and Late Victorian buildings from the late 19th century.|
|12||GEO. M. VERITY||
|Keokuk River Museum, Victory Park
||Keokuk||Towboat built by the Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works in 1927.|
|13||E. H. Harrison House||
|220 N. 4th St.
||Keokuk||A combination Federal and Second Empire style house designed by Frederick H. Moore from 1857.|
|14||Christian and Katharina Herschler House, Barn, and Outbuildings Historic District||
|Junction of 6th and Green Sts.
|401 Main St.
||Keokuk||A eight-story Chicago Commercial style building from 1913.|
|16||Iowa State Penitentiary Cellhouses Historic District||
|Junction of Avenue G and U.S. Route 61
||Fort Madison||State penitentiary that was founded in the Territory of Iowa in 1839 and patterned after the penitentiary in Auburn, New York.|
|17||John N. and Mary L. (Rankin) Irwin House||
|633 Grand Ave.
||Keokuk||Two-story brick home of John N. Irwin who served as the territorial governor of the Idaho Territory, the Arizona Territory and as the US minister to Portugal.|
|18||C. R. Joy House||
|816 Grand Ave.
||Keokuk||Queen Anne style house designed by architect George Franklin Barber.|
|19||Keokuk Lock and Dam||
|At the Mississippi River
||Keokuk||A 4,620 feet (1,408.2 m) long dam across the Mississippi River. It includes locks that are 1,200 feet (365.8 m) long and 110 feet (33.5 m) wide.|
|20||Keokuk National Cemetery||
|1701 J St.
||Keokuk||American Civil War era cemetery that was established to bury the Union soldiers who died in the five army hospitals that were located in Keokuk.|
|21||Keokuk Union Depot||
|200 Exchange St.
|22||Keokuk Young Women's Christian Association Building||
|425 Blondeau St.
||Keokuk||A 1913 building that is representative of transitional architecture in the early 20th century.|
|23||Lee County Courthouse||
|701 Ave. F
||Fort Madison||Greek Revival style building from 1842. It is the courthouse for northern Lee County.|
|24||Lock and Dam No. 19 Historic District||
|525 N. Water St.
||Keokuk||Historic district that includes 7 buildings, 12 structures, 1 object.|
|25||Daniel McConn Barn||
|2095 Iowa Highway 61
|26||John McGreer Barn and Crib||
|2056 150th Ave.
|27||Justice Samuel Freeman Miller House||
|318 N. 5th St.
||Keokuk||An Italianate house from 1859 that was home to Samuel Freeman Miller who served for 28 years on the United States Supreme Court.|
|1615 Ave. H
|29||Old Fort Madison Site||
||Fort Madison||The first permanent U.S. military fortification on the Upper Mississippi River. On the Most Endangered list of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance|
|Off Iowa Highway 2
|31||Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church||
||Montrose||Gothic Revival style church from 1869.|
|32||St. John's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall||
|4th and Concert
||Keokuk||Gothic Revival church designed by Daniel Appleton and H.M. Stephenson. It was built from 1884-1888.|
|33||St. Mary of the Assumption Church||
|1031 Ave. E
||Fort Madison||Gothic Revival style church designed by Walch & Schmidt and completed in 1871. It is now a part of Holy Family parish.|
|34||St. Peter Church||
|301 S. 9th St.
||Keokuk||Gothic Revival church built between 1879-1885. It is now known as the Church of All Saints.|
|35||Hugh W. and Sarah Sample House||
|205 N. 2nd St.
||Keokuk||Italianate style house from 1859.|
|36||George E. Schlapp House||
|639 Ave. C
|37||Sharon Cemetery Historic District||
|County Road J40 about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Van Buren county line
|38||Craig and Virginia Sheaffer House||
|10 High Point
|39||Walter A. Sheaffer House||
|11 High Point
|40||The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District||
|4th at Park Place and Orleans St. and north up Grand Ave. to Rand Park
||Keokuk||Residential area of Late Victorian homes that were mostly built in the early 20th century.|
|41||U.S. Post Office and Courthouse||
|25 N. 7th St.
||Keokuk||Late Victorian buildiing from 1887. It was originally built as a Federal courthouse, but now serves as the South Lee County Courthouse as well as a post office.|
|42||Alois and Annie Weber House||
|802 Orleans Ave.
||Keokuk||Second Empire style home from c. 1873.|
|43||Frank J. Weess House||
|224-226 Morgan St.
||Keokuk||Second Empire style home that was built from 1880-1881.|
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- The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on August 1, 2014.
- 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24.
- 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.
- Iowa's Most Endangered Properties, http://www.iowapreservation.org/endangered.php