Vander Veer Park Historic District

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Vander Veer Park Historic District
Vander Veer fountain.JPG
Vander Veer Park fountain,
a Civilian Conservation Corps project.
Vander Veer Park Historic District is located in Iowa
Vander Veer Park Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Temple Lane, W. Central Park Ave., Brady, High, and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°32′35″N 90°34′28″W / 41.54306°N 90.57444°W / 41.54306; -90.57444Coordinates: 41°32′35″N 90°34′28″W / 41.54306°N 90.57444°W / 41.54306; -90.57444
Area 70.8 acres (28.7 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 85000784[1]
Added to NRHP April 9, 1985

The Vander Veer Park Historic District is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Over its 70.8-acre (287,000 m2) area, in 1985 it included 66 contributing buildings, 2 other contributing structures, one contributing site and one contributing object.[1]

The historic district consists of houses surrounding Vander Veer Park. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by Central Park Avenue, to the east by Brady Street, south by Lombard Street, and to the west by Harrison Street. The houses were built between 1895 and 1915 and are Queen Anne and Tudor Revival style. The neighborhood is anchored on the south by St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Outing Club. The park was originally the site of the Scott County Fairgrounds. Originally named Central Park, the Vander Veer Park reflected the New York City park.[2] The park was renamed Vander Veer after an early Davenport park commissioner. Development of the Vander Veer Park neighborhood was the first major beautification effort outside two small spaces in downtown. The beautiful atmosphere of the neighborhood is marred only by the density of traffic on Brady and Harrison Streets (US 61).



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Plan and Zoning Commission (December 1985). Historic Preservation in Davenport, Iowa. 


  • Plan and Zoning Commission, "Historic preservation in Davenport, Iowa for inclusion in the Davenport Comprehensive Plan : preliminary report to the Comprehensive Plan Committee Plan and Zoning Commission", (1985) OCLC 20501198