John C. Schricker House

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John C. Schricker House
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John C. Schricker House is located in Iowa
John C. Schricker House
John C. Schricker House is located in the US
John C. Schricker House
Location 1446 Clay St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′50″N 90°39′7″W / 41.53056°N 90.65194°W / 41.53056; -90.65194Coordinates: 41°31′50″N 90°39′7″W / 41.53056°N 90.65194°W / 41.53056; -90.65194
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Architect Gustav Hanssen
Architectural style Georgian Revival
Part of Riverview Terrace Historic District (#84000339)
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP reference # 83002500 [1]
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The John C. Schricker House is a historic building located in the West End of Davenport, Iowa, United States. It has also been listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.[1] It was included as contributing property in the Riverview Terrace Historic District in 1984.[2]

John C. Schricker[edit]

John Schricker was a stone and marble contractor.[3] His work included the Dillon Memorial in downtown Davenport and the Iowa Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.[4] Schricker became a partner along with Captain Chris Schricker and F.G. Roddler in the Davenport Pearl Button Company in 1895. The company made buttons from clam shells harvested from the Mississippi River. They remained in business until the 1930s. Schricker hired Davenport architect Gustav Hanssen, who was also responsible for the rectory at Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Central Fire Station, to design his house.

Architecture[edit]

The residence is a sophisticated example of the symmetrical Georgian Colonial Revival style.[5] It features an elegant front porch held up with Doric columns and a veranda above. Paired pilasters frame the front porch and are capped with Ionic capitals. The tripartite articulation of the façade is somewhat unusual with its pedimented end bays.[6] Double doors form the main entrance into the house and they are framed by side lights and a transom. Access to the veranda is through a rounded archway of brick.

See also[edit]

  • John Schricker House, Schricker's house built in 1910 that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Martha Bowers; Marlys Svendsen. "Riverview Terrace Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  3. ^ Svendsen, Marlys A.; Bowers, Martha H. (1982). Davenport where the Mississippi runs west: A Survey of Davenport History & Architecture. Davenport, Iowa: City of Davenport. pp. 2–12. 
  4. ^ Martha Bowers; Marlys Svendsen. "John Schricker House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-30.  with photo(s)
  5. ^ Svendsen, 13-3
  6. ^ Martha Bowers; Marlys Svendsen-Roesler. "John C. Schricker House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 

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