Jacob Goering House

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Jacob Goering House
Jacob Goering House is located in Iowa
Jacob Goering House
Jacob Goering House is located in the US
Jacob Goering House
Location 721 Harrison St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′39″N 90°34′37″W / 41.52750°N 90.57694°W / 41.52750; -90.57694Coordinates: 41°31′39″N 90°34′37″W / 41.52750°N 90.57694°W / 41.52750; -90.57694
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1865-1870
Architectural style Vernacular Greek Revival
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP Reference # 83002440[1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The Jacob Goering House was located on the hill above downtown Davenport, Iowa, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] The Greek Revival style house has subsequently been torn down and the location is now a parking lot for Palmer College of Chiropractic.


Jacob Goering was an early labor organizer in Davenport who was involved in more militant national union efforts.[2] He worked at the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad shops, and was a leader in the railroad strike of 1877. When placed on the National Register of Historic Places it was one of a few buildings left in Davenport that reflected the city’s major social movements of the 19th century.[3]


The Goering house exemplified a popular and distinctive house type in 19th century Davenport.[4] It was a two-story, three bay, brick, front gable house with an oculus in the gable end. The Greek Revival entrance and four-paneled door that was framed by sidelights and a transom was a distinguishing feature of this house from other examples in this style.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Svendsen, Marls A., Bowers, Martha H (1982). Davenport where the Mississippi runs west: A Survey of Davenport History & Architecture. Davenport, Iowa: City of Davenport. p. 14-2. 
  3. ^ "Historic Preservation in Davenport, Iowa" (PDF). City of Davenport. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b Martha Bowers, Marlys Svendsen-Roesler. "Jacob Goering House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-24. 

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