National Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places
1857, March 7
Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court holds that Congress cannot bar slavery from territories, nor can slaves be citizens.
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IOWA - Lee County

Albright House (added 1978 - - #78001233)
Also known as Betsy Ross House
716--718 Ave. F , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District (added 1992 - - #92000100)
902 Ave. H , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Dunham,J.M., Morse,C.F.
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

Beck, Chief Justice Joseph M., House (added 1988 - - #88001116)
630 Avenue E , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Event, Person
Historic Person: Beck,Joseph M.
Significant Year: 1883, 1873
Area of Significance: Law, Philosophy
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Belknap, Gen. William Worth, House (added 1975 - - #75000694)
Also known as Belknap House
511 N. 3rd St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Historic Person: Belknap,Gen. William Worth
Significant Year: 1854
Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture, Military
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Bridgeport Bridge (added 1998 - - #98000533)
Old Quarry Rd. , Denmark
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Clinton Bridge and Iron Works
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Cattermole Memorial Library (added 1984 - - #84001267)
614 7th St. , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Sunderland,J. C.
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Area of Significance: Social History, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: Library
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-function: Library

Curtis, Gen. Samuel R., House (added 1998 - - #98000384)
206 High St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Curtis, Samuel R.
Significant Year: 1866, 1849
Area of Significance: Transportation, Politics/Government, Military, Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Denmark Congregational Church (added 1977 - - #77000534)
Also known as Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ
Academy Ave. and 4th St. , Denmark
Historic Significance: Person, Event
Historic Person: Turner,Reverend Asa,Jr.
Significant Year: 1864, 1863
Area of Significance: Religion, Social History
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Faeth Farmstead and Orchard District (added 2005 - - #05001020)
2469 IA 2 , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Greek Revival, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Agriculture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Agricultural Fields, Agricultural Outbuildings, Animal Facility, Processing, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Storage
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Fields, Agricultural Outbuildings, Animal Facility, Processing, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Storage

Fort Madison Bridge (added 1999 - - #99001035)
IA 9 over Mississippi R. , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Santa Fe Railroad
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Engineering
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: State
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related, Road-Related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-function: Rail-Related, Road-Related

Fort Madison Downtown Commercial Historic District (added 2007 - - #07000852)
Centered on Ave. G, from near 6th St., to mid-900 Blk, inc. Ave. H from 7th to 9th , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Federal, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Financial Institution, Organizational, Professional, Restaurant, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Social
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Meeting Hall, Organizational, Professional, Restaurant, Specialty Store

GEO. M. VERITY (added 1989 - - #89002459)
Also known as Towboat GEO. M. VERITY;ex S.S. THORPE
Keokuk River Museum, Victory Park , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works
Area of Significance: Transportation, Engineering, Industry, Maritime History
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Water-Related
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

Harrison, E. H., House (added 1984 - - #84001270)
220 N. 4th St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gray,R. P., Moore,Frederick H.
Architectural Style: Federal, Greek Revival, Second Empire
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Professional

Herschler, Christian and Katharina, House, Barn and Outbuildings Historic District (added 1996 - - #96000064)
Jct. of 6th and Green Sts. , Franklin
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Mid 19th Century Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Hotel Iowa (added 1987 - - #87000022)
Also known as Pierce Building
401 Main St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Copper,Hugh L.
Architectural Style: Other, Chicago
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Hotel, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade

Iowa State Penitentiary Cellhouses Historic District (added 1992 - - #92001663)
Also known as Cellhouse 18;Cellhouse 19;Cellhouse 20
Jct. of Avenue G and US 61 , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Liebbe,Henry Jackson, Liebbe,Henry Franz
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Area of Significance: Law, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: State
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Correctional Facility
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Correctional Facility

Irwin, John N. and Mary L. (Rankin), House (added 1999 - - #99001206)
633 Grand Ave. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Irwin, John N.
Significant Year: 1885
Area of Significance: Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Work In Progress
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Joy, C. R., House (added 1997 - - #96001587)
Also known as The Grand Anne Bed and Breakfast
816 Grand Ave. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Barber, George F., & Company
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel

Keokuk Lock and Dam (added 1978 - - #78001234)
Also known as 04000179
At Mississippi River , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Keokuk & Hamilton Water Power Co.
Area of Significance: Architecture, Engineering, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Federal , Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Energy Facility, Water-Related
Current Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Energy Facility, Water-Related

Keokuk National Cemetery (added 1997 - - #97000528)
1701 J St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Meigs,Montgomery C.
Architectural Style: Second Empire
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Federal
Historic Function: Funerary
Historic Sub-function: Cemetery
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-function: Cemetery

Keokuk Union Depot (added 2002 - - #99000452)
200 Exchange St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Root, John Wellborn
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Area of Significance: Architecture, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Rail-Related, Restaurant

Keokuk Young Women's Christian Association Building (added 2004 - - #04001140)
Also known as Site number 56-01411 (Iowa State Inventory No.)
425 Blondeau St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Ratcliffe, Harry A.
Architectural Style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Beaux Arts
Area of Significance: Social History, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Auditorium, Civic, Sport Facility
Current Function: Work In Progress

Lee County Courthouse (added 1976 - - #76000777)
701 Ave. F , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Courthouse

Lock and Dam No. 19 Historic District (added 2004 - - #04000179)
Also known as 78001234
525 N. Water St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Cooper, Hugh L., Meigs, Montgomery
Area of Significance: Transportation, Maritime History, Economics, Commerce, Military, Politics/Government, Social History, Engineering, Industry, Conservation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private , Federal
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Energy Facility, Water-Related
Current Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Energy Facility, Water-Related

McConn, Daniel, Barn (added 2000 - - #00000531)
2095 IA 61 , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Historic Sub-function: Animal Facility
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Current Sub-function: Animal Facility

McGreer, John, Barn and Crib (added 2001 - - #01000859)
2056 150th Ave. , Donnellson
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Agriculture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Historic Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings, Storage
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings

Mechanic's Rock (added 1997 - - #97001543)
Also known as Mechanics Rock;Mechanic Rock
Approx. mi. S of Montrose, Mississippi mi. 374 , Montrose
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Transportation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: State
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Water-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Miller, Justice Samuel Freeman, House (added 1972 - - #72000477)
Also known as Dr. Frank Brown Home
318 N. 5th St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Miller,Samuel Freeman
Significant Year: 1862, 1859
Area of Significance: Law, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

Moyce--Steffens House (added 1997 - - #97000394)
Also known as French Creek House
1615 Avenue H , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Steffens,Hermann, Moyce, John
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Old Fort Madison Site (added 1973 - - #73000734)
Address Restricted , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Information Potential, Event
Area of Significance: Commerce, Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Military
Cultural Affiliation: American
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Owner: State , Private
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-function: Military Facility
Current Function: Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Parking Lot, Road-Related

Primrose Mill (added 1983 - - #83000383)
Off IA 2 , Primrose
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce, Industry
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church (added 1986 - - #86000721)
Also known as Saint Barnabas Wedding Chapel
Chestnut St. , Montrose
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Gothic
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion, Social
Current Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Religious Structure

Sample, Hugh W. and Sarah, House (added 1995 - - #95001318)
205 N. Second St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Italianate
Historic Person: Sample, Hugh W.
Significant Year: 1859
Area of Significance: Architecture, Politics/Government, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Work In Progress
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Schlapp, George E., House (added 1982 - - #82002627)
639 Ave. C , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate
Historic Person: Schlapp,George E.
Significant Year: 1870
Area of Significance: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industry
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Sharon Cemetery Historic District (added 1991 - - #90002133)
Also known as Sharon Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Co. Rd. J40 about 3 mi. E of Van Buren Co. line , Farmington
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Simonds,O.C.
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Landscape Architecture, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Funerary
Historic Sub-function: Cemetery
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-function: Cemetery

Sheaffer, Craig and Virginia, House (added 1993 - - #93000329)
Also known as John and Marion Keenan House
10 High Point , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Mayo and Mayo, Chicago
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-function: Garden, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Landscape
Current Sub-function: Garden, Single Dwelling

Sheaffer, Walter A., House (added 2006 - - #06000858)
Also known as Abolt, Craig & Margaret, House
11 High Point , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Sheaffer, Walter A.
Significant Year: 1930
Area of Significance: Commerce, Invention, Industry
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

St Mary of the Assumption Church (added 1980 - - #80001455)
1031 Ave. E , Fort Madison
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Walch & Schmidt
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

St. John's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall (added 1989 - - #89000806)
4th and Concert , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Appleton,Daniel, Stephenson,H.M.
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival, Other, Romanesque
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

St. Peter Church (added 1983 - - #83000384)
301 S. 9th St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Conradi,Joseph, Dillenburg,William John
Architectural Style: Late Gothic Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

The Park Place--Grand Avenue Residential District (added 2002 - - #02001020)
4th at Park Place and Orleans St. and N up Grand Ave. to Rand Park , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: et.al., Byrne, Barry
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (added 1974 - - #74000796)
25 N. 7th St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Bell,M.E.
Architectural Style: Other, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Federal
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Courthouse, Post Office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Courthouse, Post Office

Weber, Alois and Annie, House (added 2002 - - #02000375)
802 Orleans Ave. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Second Empire
Area of Significance: Architecture
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Weess, Frank J., House (added 1978 - - #78001235)
224--226 Morgan St. , Keokuk
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Second Empire
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling




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