George B. Swan House

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George B. Swan House
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George B. Swan House is located in Iowa
George B. Swan House
George B. Swan House is located in the US
George B. Swan House
Location 909 Farnam St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′44″N 90°33′59″W / 41.52889°N 90.56639°W / 41.52889; -90.56639Coordinates: 41°31′44″N 90°33′59″W / 41.52889°N 90.56639°W / 41.52889; -90.56639
Area less than one acre
Built 1881
Architectural style Vernacular Greek Revival
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 83002514 [1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The George B. Swan House is located on the east side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[1]

History[edit]

George B. Swan was the yardmaster for the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. There roundhouse and switching yards were located down Farnam Street from his house.[2] He had this house was constructed in 1881 when the lot was subdivided from the LeClaire family's homestead.

Architecture[edit]

The house is a two-story Greek Revival structure with a three-bay front and a front gable. Decorative features such as chamfered posts with small brackets, decorative window surrounds, a diamond-shaped window in the gable end and a two-story projecting side bay make this a Vernacular idiom of the style.[2] A double-leaf door serves as the main entrance into the house.

References[edit]

  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. "George B. Swan House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 

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