Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House

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Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House is located in Iowa
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House is located in the United States
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House
Location206 High St.
Keokuk, Iowa
Coordinates40°23′43″N 91°22′42″W / 40.39528°N 91.37833°W / 40.39528; -91.37833Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 91°22′42″W / 40.39528°N 91.37833°W / 40.39528; -91.37833
Arealess than one acre
BuiltC. 1849
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #98000384[1]
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1998

The Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House is a historic building located in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. Samuel R. Curtis was an engineer, congressman and served as mayor of Keokuk in the 1850s. He was the hero of the Battle of Pea Ridge during the American Civil War. Curtis was the first Major General from Iowa during the war.[2] Curtis had this Greek Revival house built about 1849. The significance of the house is its association with Curtis, who died here in 1866.[3] It remained in the Curtis family until 1895 when it was sold. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

The house is a two-story rectangular limestone structure. When it was built it was L-shaped, but an 1857 renovation brought it to its current shape. It features a full-width front porch supported by Ionic columns and Adamesque details that was part of a later renovation. It has a walk-out basement in the back. In the back of the property is a two-story carriage house, which is not a part of the house's historic designation because it was built after Curtis' death.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Keokuk's National Register of Historic Places". City of Keokuk. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  3. ^ Maxine Smith. "Gen. Samuel R. Curtis House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-16. with photos

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