Todd House (Tabor, Iowa)

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Todd House
Reverend John Todd House.jpg
Todd House (Tabor, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Todd House (Tabor, Iowa)
Todd House (Tabor, Iowa) is located in the United States
Todd House (Tabor, Iowa)
LocationPark St.
Tabor, Iowa
Coordinates40°53′58″N 95°40′35″W / 40.89944°N 95.67639°W / 40.89944; -95.67639Coordinates: 40°53′58″N 95°40′35″W / 40.89944°N 95.67639°W / 40.89944; -95.67639
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
ArchitectJohn Todd
Part ofTabor Antislavery Historic District (ID07001117)
NRHP reference No.75000689[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 15, 1975

The Todd House is a historic house museum that was the home to abolitionist and Congregationalist minister, John Todd. The house is located on Park Street in Tabor, Iowa.

It was built in 1853 around the time when Todd moved to Tabor as a co-founder of Tabor College and the town of Tabor. John Brown visited the home around the time of his raids, and the house served as a stop on the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.[2] John Todd served as a model for the grandfather of the main character in the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning book, Gilead. The house is a two-story frame clapboard structure. Todd's House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is currently maintained as a museum by the Tabor Historical Society.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Wanda Ewalt. "Todd House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-01-26.

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