Leander Reeve House

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Leander Reeve House
Leander Reeve House is located in Iowa
Leander Reeve House
Location Southeast of Hampton on Iowa Highway 134
Coordinates 42°40′36″N 93°09′49″W / 42.67667°N 93.16361°W / 42.67667; -93.16361Coordinates: 42°40′36″N 93°09′49″W / 42.67667°N 93.16361°W / 42.67667; -93.16361
Built 1854
Governing body Public—local
NRHP Reference # 79000896[1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1979

The Leander Reeve House, also known as the Old Stone House, is an historic structure located near Hampton, Iowa, United States. Leander Reeve came to Franklin County from Ashtabula County, Ohio in 1853. He initially worked as a trapper until he acquired 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land from Allison Phelps and began to farm.[2] He built the stone house in 1854 and brought his family from Ohio the same year. It is the first permanent structure built in the county. [2] His wife did not care for the pioneer lifestyle and they returned to Ohio three years later. Simeon Carter bought the house from the Reeves. His daughter and son-in-law, a lawyer named D. W. Dow, were the next people to live in the house. They were followed by 13 other families. The floor plan of the house has never been altered and it did not have electricity until the restoration committee had plug-ins installed.[2] The house has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Old Stone House". Franklin County, Iowa. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 

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