Rose Hill (Iowa City, Iowa)

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Rose Hill
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Rose Hill (Iowa City, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Rose Hill (Iowa City, Iowa)
Rose Hill (Iowa City, Iowa) is located in the United States
Rose Hill (Iowa City, Iowa)
Location1415 E. Davenport St.
Iowa City, Iowa
Coordinates41°39′55.8″N 91°30′53.6″W / 41.665500°N 91.514889°W / 41.665500; -91.514889Coordinates: 41°39′55.8″N 91°30′53.6″W / 41.665500°N 91.514889°W / 41.665500; -91.514889
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #92000425[1]
Added to NRHPApril 28, 1992

Rose Hill, also known as the Irish-Goetz House, is a historic building located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It was built as a farmhouse in 1849 by Frederick Irish, an early settler in this community. His descendants would own this house until 1964.[2] After he arrived in 1839, Irish built a cabin wherein the commissioners chose the site for the new territorial capital and then the design for the building.[2] Irish remained a prominent citizen in Iowa City who was appointed, along with former Governor Robert Lucas, to a group working to bring the railroad to Iowa City. When he built this house he chose the Greek Revival style, which might reflect his relationship with John F. Rague who designed the Capitol building here.[2] It also reflects the housing styles of his native New York, and is very similar to the "farmhouse elevation" found in Minard Lafever's work, Young Builder's General Instructor. The house was listed together on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Jan R. Nash. "Rose Hill". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-25. with photo(s)