Fred Finch House

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Fred Finch House
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Fred Finch House is located in Iowa
Fred Finch House
Fred Finch House is located in the US
Fred Finch House
Location 719 Main St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′39″N 90°34′31″W / 41.52750°N 90.57528°W / 41.52750; -90.57528Coordinates: 41°31′39″N 90°34′31″W / 41.52750°N 90.57528°W / 41.52750; -90.57528
Built 1905
Architect Dietrich J. Harfst
Architectural style Georgian Revival
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 83002428 [1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The Fred Finch House is located on the hill above downtown Davenport, Iowa, United States. The Georgian Revival residence has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[1]


Fred Finch was the Davenport and Scott County Assessor at the time this house was built from 1904 to 1905. Previously he had been with the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank. Finch and his wife Anna lived in the northern side of this double house and her parents lived in the southern side. The family continued to own and live in the house until 1957 when it was sold to St. Anthony's Catholic Church downtown for use as a convent.[2]


Davenport architect Dietrich J. Harfst designed this two-story house in the Georgian Revival style. It sits high above Main Street as it climbs the bluff above the downtown area. It is also one of the few of Harfst's projects to remain in Davenport, which is primarily why it is significant.[2] Otherwise, it is a fairly typical hipped box style house. It features a front porch with paired columns and corner piers. At one time a balustrade lined the roof of the porch.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Martha Bowers, Marlys Svendsen-Roesler. "Fred Finch House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 

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