National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Iowa

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Location of Lee County in Iowa

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Iowa.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Lee County, Iowa, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.[1]

There are 45 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.[2]

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Albright House
Albright House
July 24, 1978
716-718 Ave. F
40°37′54″N 91°18′38″W / 40.631667°N 91.310556°W / 40.631667; -91.310556 (Albright House)
Fort Madison
2 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District
March 5, 1992
902 Ave. H
40°37′48″N 91°18′49″W / 40.63°N 91.313611°W / 40.63; -91.313611 (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District)
Fort Madison A former passenger train station and a former freight station built in 1909 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
3 Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck House
Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck House
July 21, 1988
630 Ave. E
40°37′58″N 91°18′34″W / 40.632778°N 91.309444°W / 40.632778; -91.309444 (Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck House)
Fort Madison
4 Gen. William Worth Belknap House
Gen. William Worth Belknap House
October 10, 1975
511 N. 3rd St.
40°23′51″N 91°22′33″W / 40.397500°N 91.375833°W / 40.397500; -91.375833 (Gen. William Worth Belknap House)
Keokuk Greek Revival home built in 1854 by William Worth Belknap who became a Civil War general and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant.
5 Bridgeport Bridge
Bridgeport Bridge
May 15, 1998
Old Quarry Rd.
40°47′25″N 91°21′50″W / 40.790278°N 91.363889°W / 40.790278; -91.363889 (Bridgeport Bridge)
Denmark A Pennsylvania through truss bridge built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works and completed in 1904. Extends into Des Moines County.
6 Cattermole Memorial Library
Cattermole Memorial Library
April 5, 1984
614 7th St.
40°37′53″N 91°18′34″W / 40.631389°N 91.309444°W / 40.631389; -91.309444 (Cattermole Memorial Library)
Fort Madison
7 Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
April 23, 1998
206 High St.
40°23′43″N 91°22′42″W / 40.395278°N 91.378333°W / 40.395278; -91.378333 (Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House)
Keokuk Greek Revival residence of Civil War general Samuel R. Curtis.
8 Denmark Congregational Church Upload image
December 2, 1977
Academy Ave. and 4th St.
40°44′31″N 91°20′00″W / 40.741944°N 91.333333°W / 40.741944; -91.333333 (Denmark Congregational Church)
Denmark Abolitionist Asa Turner, Jr. was pastor of the church in the mid-19th century.
9 Faeth Farmstead and Orchard District
Faeth Farmstead and Orchard District
September 16, 2005
2469 Iowa Highway 2
40°38′11″N 91°26′11″W / 40.636389°N 91.436389°W / 40.636389; -91.436389 (Faeth Farmstead and Orchard District)
Fort Madison On the Most Endangered list of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance[6]
10 Fort Madison Bridge
Fort Madison Bridge
August 27, 1999
Iowa Highway 9 over the Mississippi River
40°37′16″N 91°17′15″W / 40.621111°N 91.2875°W / 40.621111; -91.2875 (Fort Madison Bridge)
Fort Madison A swinging truss toll bridge over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison with Niota in Hancock County, Illinois
11 Fort Madison High School
Fort Madison High School
January 21, 2015
1812 Avenue F
40°37′54″N 91°19′50″W / 40.631667°N 91.330556°W / 40.631667; -91.330556 (Fort Madison High School)
Fort Madison
12 Fort Madison Downtown Commercial Historic District
Fort Madison Downtown Commercial Historic District
August 31, 2007
Centered on Avenue G, from near 6th St. to the middle of the 900 block, including Avenue H from 7th to 9th
40°37′51″N 91°18′40″W / 40.630942°N 91.311208°W / 40.630942; -91.311208 (Fort Madison Downtown Commercial Historic District)
Fort Madison Federal and Late Victorian buildings from the late 19th century.
December 20, 1989
Keokuk River Museum, Victory Park
40°23′35″N 91°22′21″W / 40.393056°N 91.3725°W / 40.393056; -91.3725 (GEO. M. VERITY)
Keokuk Towboat built by the Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works in 1927.
14 E. H. Harrison House
E. H. Harrison House
January 12, 1984
220 N. 4th St.
40°23′49″N 91°22′47″W / 40.396806°N 91.379722°W / 40.396806; -91.379722 (E. H. Harrison House)
Keokuk A combination Federal and Second Empire style house designed by Frederick H. Moore from 1857.
15 Christian and Katharina Herschler House, Barn, and Outbuildings Historic District Upload image
February 16, 1996
Junction of 6th and Green Sts.
40°39′53″N 91°30′49″W / 40.664722°N 91.513611°W / 40.664722; -91.513611 (Christian and Katharina Herschler House, Barn, and Outbuildings Historic District)
16 Hotel Iowa
Hotel Iowa
February 5, 1987
401 Main St.
40°23′43″N 91°22′55″W / 40.395278°N 91.381944°W / 40.395278; -91.381944 (Hotel Iowa)
Keokuk An eight-story Chicago Commercial style building from 1913.
17 Iowa State Penitentiary Cellhouses Historic District Upload image
December 18, 1992
Junction of Avenue G and U.S. Route 61
40°38′02″N 91°17′45″W / 40.633889°N 91.295833°W / 40.633889; -91.295833 (Iowa State Penitentiary Cellhouses Historic District)
Fort Madison State penitentiary that was founded in the Territory of Iowa in 1839 and patterned after the penitentiary in Auburn, New York.
18 John N. and Mary L. (Rankin) Irwin House
John N. and Mary L. (Rankin) Irwin House
October 14, 1999
633 Grand Ave.
40°24′05″N 91°22′34″W / 40.401389°N 91.376111°W / 40.401389; -91.376111 (John N. and Mary L. (Rankin) Irwin House)
Keokuk Two-story brick home of John N. Irwin who served as the territorial governor of the Idaho Territory, the Arizona Territory and as the US minister to Portugal.
19 C. R. Joy House
C. R. Joy House
January 16, 1997
816 Grand Ave.
40°24′16″N 91°22′34″W / 40.404444°N 91.376111°W / 40.404444; -91.376111 (C. R. Joy House)
Keokuk Queen Anne style house designed by architect George Franklin Barber.
20 Keokuk Lock and Dam
Keokuk Lock and Dam
October 19, 1978
At the Mississippi River
40°23′51″N 91°22′01″W / 40.3975°N 91.366944°W / 40.3975; -91.366944 (Keokuk Lock and Dam)
Keokuk A 4,620 feet (1,408.2 m) long dam across the Mississippi River. It includes locks that are 1,200 feet (365.8 m) long and 110 feet (33.5 m) wide.
21 Keokuk National Cemetery
Keokuk National Cemetery
June 4, 1997
1701 J St.
40°23′58″N 91°24′18″W / 40.399444°N 91.405°W / 40.399444; -91.405 (Keokuk National Cemetery)
Keokuk American Civil War era cemetery that was established to bury the Union soldiers who died in the five army hospitals that were located in Keokuk.
22 Keokuk Union Depot
Keokuk Union Depot
March 27, 2013
200 Exchange St.
40°23′26″N 91°22′54″W / 40.390556°N 91.381667°W / 40.390556; -91.381667 (Keokuk Union Depot)
23 Keokuk Young Women's Christian Association Building
Keokuk Young Women's Christian Association Building
October 12, 2004
425 Blondeau St.
40°23′47″N 91°22′54″W / 40.396389°N 91.381667°W / 40.396389; -91.381667 (Keokuk Young Women's Christian Association Building)
Keokuk A 1913 building that is representative of transitional architecture in the early 20th century.
24 Lee County Courthouse
Lee County Courthouse
September 30, 1976
701 Ave. F
40°37′55″N 91°18′36″W / 40.631944°N 91.31°W / 40.631944; -91.31 (Lee County Courthouse)
Fort Madison Greek Revival style building from 1842. It is the courthouse for northern Lee County.
25 Lock and Dam No. 19 Historic District
Lock and Dam No. 19 Historic District
March 10, 2004
525 N. Water St.
40°23′45″N 91°22′32″W / 40.395847°N 91.375681°W / 40.395847; -91.375681 (Lock and Dam No. 19 Historic District)
Keokuk Historic district that includes 7 buildings, 12 structures, 1 object.
26 Daniel McConn Barn
Daniel McConn Barn
May 26, 2000
2095 US Business 61
40°39′10″N 91°16′34″W / 40.652778°N 91.276111°W / 40.652778; -91.276111 (Daniel McConn Barn)
Fort Madison
27 John McGreer Barn and Crib Upload image
August 8, 2001
2056 150th Ave.
40°39′34″N 91°37′22″W / 40.659553°N 91.622661°W / 40.659553; -91.622661 (John McGreer Barn and Crib)
28 Justice Samuel Freeman Miller House
Justice Samuel Freeman Miller House
October 10, 1972
318 N. 5th St.
40°23′53″N 91°22′46″W / 40.398056°N 91.379444°W / 40.398056; -91.379444 (Justice Samuel Freeman Miller House)
Keokuk An Italianate house from 1859 that was home to Samuel Freeman Miller who served for 28 years on the United States Supreme Court.
29 Moyce-Steffens House
Moyce-Steffens House
May 2, 1997
1615 Avenue H
40°37′49″N 91°19′38″W / 40.630278°N 91.327222°W / 40.630278; -91.327222 (Moyce-Steffens House)
Fort Madison
30 Old Fort Madison Site
Old Fort Madison Site
May 7, 1973
Address Restricted
Fort Madison The first permanent U.S. military fortification on the Upper Mississippi River. On the Most Endangered list of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance[6]
31 Park-to-Park Residential Historic District
Park-to-Park Residential Historic District
December 22, 2014
400-1100 blks. of Ave. F & 400-1100 blks. of Ave. E
40°37′58″N 91°18′35″W / 40.6327°N 91.3097°W / 40.6327; -91.3097 (Park-to-Park Residential Historic District)
Fort Madison
32 Primrose Mill Upload image
March 17, 1983
Off Iowa Highway 2
40°40′31″N 91°38′16″W / 40.675278°N 91.637778°W / 40.675278; -91.637778 (Primrose Mill)
33 Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church
April 11, 1986
Chestnut St.
40°31′54″N 91°25′06″W / 40.531667°N 91.418333°W / 40.531667; -91.418333 (Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church)
Montrose Gothic Revival style church from 1869.
34 St. John's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall
St. John's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall
July 11, 1989
4th and Concert
40°23′48″N 91°22′58″W / 40.396667°N 91.382778°W / 40.396667; -91.382778 (St. John's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall)
Keokuk Gothic Revival church designed by Daniel Appleton and H.M. Stephenson. It was built from 1884 to 1888.
35 St. Mary of the Assumption Church
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
February 8, 1980
1031 Ave. E
40°38′00″N 91°19′00″W / 40.633333°N 91.316667°W / 40.633333; -91.316667 (St. Mary of the Assumption Church)
Fort Madison Gothic Revival style church designed by Walch & Schmidt and completed in 1871. It is now a part of Holy Family parish.
36 St. Peter Church
St. Peter Church
July 14, 1983
301 S. 9th St.
40°23′50″N 91°23′25″W / 40.397222°N 91.390278°W / 40.397222; -91.390278 (St. Peter Church)
Keokuk Gothic Revival church built between 1879 and 1885. It is now known as the Church of All Saints.
37 Hugh W. and Sarah Sample House
Hugh W. and Sarah Sample House
November 22, 1995
205 N. 2nd St.
40°23′40″N 91°22′45″W / 40.394444°N 91.379167°W / 40.394444; -91.379167 (Hugh W. and Sarah Sample House)
Keokuk Italianate style house from 1859.
38 George E. Schlapp House
George E. Schlapp House
February 4, 1982
639 Ave. C
40°38′09″N 91°18′32″W / 40.635833°N 91.308889°W / 40.635833; -91.308889 (George E. Schlapp House)
Fort Madison
39 Sharon Cemetery Historic District Upload image
January 11, 1991
County Road J40 about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Van Buren county line
40°43′31″N 91°39′41″W / 40.725278°N 91.661389°W / 40.725278; -91.661389 (Sharon Cemetery Historic District)
40 Craig and Virginia Sheaffer House Upload image
April 22, 1993
10 High Point
40°38′04″N 91°17′10″W / 40.634444°N 91.286111°W / 40.634444; -91.286111 (Craig and Virginia Sheaffer House)
Fort Madison
41 Walter A. Sheaffer House
Walter A. Sheaffer House
September 19, 2006
11 High Point
40°38′02″N 91°17′14″W / 40.633889°N 91.287222°W / 40.633889; -91.287222 (Walter A. Sheaffer House)
Fort Madison
42 The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District
The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District
September 12, 2002
4th at Park Place and Orleans St. and north up Grand Ave. to Rand Park
40°24′18″N 91°22′36″W / 40.405°N 91.376667°W / 40.405; -91.376667 (The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District)
Keokuk Residential area of Late Victorian homes that were mostly built in the early 20th century.
43 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
January 24, 1974
25 N. 7th St.
40°23′51″N 91°23′02″W / 40.3975°N 91.383889°W / 40.3975; -91.383889 (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)
Keokuk Late Victorian building from 1887. It was originally built as a Federal courthouse, but now serves as the South Lee County Courthouse as well as a post office.
44 Alois and Annie Weber House
Alois and Annie Weber House
April 16, 2002
802 Orleans Ave.
40°24′09″N 91°22′44″W / 40.402500°N 91.378889°W / 40.402500; -91.378889 (Alois and Annie Weber House)
Keokuk Second Empire style home from 1873.
45 Frank J. Weess House
Frank J. Weess House
May 22, 1978
224-226 Morgan St.
40°23′47″N 91°22′39″W / 40.396389°N 91.3775°W / 40.396389; -91.3775 (Frank J. Weess House)
Keokuk Second Empire style home that was built from 1880 to 1881.

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  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on March 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ a b Iowa's Most Endangered Properties,