Schauder Hotel

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Schauder Hotel
Parking Ramp - Main Street (Redstone).jpg
The building was located where this parking ramp now stands.
Schauder Hotel is located in Iowa
Schauder Hotel
Schauder Hotel is located in the United States
Schauder Hotel
Location126 W. River Dr.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates41°31′11″N 90°34′30″W / 41.51972°N 90.57500°W / 41.51972; -90.57500Coordinates: 41°31′11″N 90°34′30″W / 41.51972°N 90.57500°W / 41.51972; -90.57500
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSDavenport MRA
NRHP reference #83002495 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 7, 1983
Removed from NRHPDecember 19, 2014

The Schauder Hotel was a historic building located in downtown Davenport, Iowa, United States. It was built in the Italianate style facing the Mississippi River, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


Louis Schauder built the hotel in 1876. At the time it was one of five hotels in a two-block section of West Front Street (now West River Drive). Schauder also operated the neighboring Perry Hotel. A saloon and music hall operated in the hotel by the 1880s. The hotel continued in operation until the turn of the 20th-century.[2] Eventually the building was acquired by the Petersen, Harned, and Von Maur department store and used for storage. It, along with the neighboring Clifton-Metropolitan Hotel, the J.H.C. Petersen's Sons Wholesale Building and the Schick's Express and Transfer Co., were torn down to make way for a public parking structure and the Davenport Skybridge. It was delisted from the National Register in 2014.[3]


The three-story commercial building featured a four-bay facade above the ground floor. The tall, narrow windows with the decorative window hoods on the second and third floors expressed the Italianate style. The ground floor had been updated in later years and the original cornice was either partially removed or replaced.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Martha Bowers; Marlys Svendsen-Roesler. "Schauder Hotel". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-22. with photo
  3. ^ "Weekly List". National Park Service. August 19, 2005. Retrieved 2015-03-22.