Charles Grilk House

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Charles Grilk House
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Charles Grilk House is located in Iowa
Charles Grilk House
Charles Grilk House is located in the United States
Charles Grilk House
Location2026 Main St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates41°32′24″N 90°34′32″W / 41.54000°N 90.57556°W / 41.54000; -90.57556Coordinates: 41°32′24″N 90°34′32″W / 41.54000°N 90.57556°W / 41.54000; -90.57556
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectTemple, Burrows & McLane
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman
Dutch Colonial Revival
MPSDavenport MRA
NRHP reference #84001423 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 27, 1984

The Charles Grilk House is a historic building located in the central part of Davenport, Iowa, United States. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.[1]


The house was designed by the Davenport architectural firm of Temple, Burrows & McLane, and is an example of one of their more modest designs. It is a reminder that architects also designed houses for people with smaller budgets as well as those who are wealthy and build larger homes.[2] The dwelling was featured in the February 1907 edition of Architectural Review as a "Plaster House." The house was built in 1906 for Charles Grilk and has a history of brief and complicated residency and occupancy patterns.[2]


The house is a modified Dutch Colonial Revival Bungalow with an American Craftsman aesthetic in its use of materials and the self-contained efficiency of its plan.[2] The 1½-story, frame house, follows a rectangular plan. It features a narrow, molded cornice; side-gambrel roof; and two dormers on the front. The main entrance into the house is flanked by sidelights and covered by a flared eave. There is a polygonal-bay next to the main entry.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c Martha Bowers; Marlys Svendsen. "Charles Grilk House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-03. with photo