The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District

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The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District
Keokuk Grand Ave.JPG
John R. and Julia A. Shuler House (1887)
The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District is located in Iowa
The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District
The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District is located in the United States
The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District
Location4th at Park Place and Orleans St. and N up Grand Ave. to Rand Park, Keokuk, Iowa
Coordinates40°24′18″N 91°22′36″W / 40.40500°N 91.37667°W / 40.40500; -91.37667Coordinates: 40°24′18″N 91°22′36″W / 40.40500°N 91.37667°W / 40.40500; -91.37667
Area43.3 acres (17.5 ha)
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #02001020 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 12, 2002

The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District is a nationally recognized historic district located in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1] At the time of its nomination it consisted of 75 resources, which included 60 contributing buildings, one contributing structure, and 14 non-contributing buildings.[2] The area was where successful Keokuk businessmen built their homes. Then as now it has been known as the "best place to live in Keokuk."[3] Houses were built in the district as early as 1856, but most were built in the first 30 years of the 20th century.

The houses along Orleans and Park Place on the southern end of the district are generally smaller and built on more compact lots than those further north along Grand Avenue.[2] Most of the newer homes are located north of Tenth Street. It is believed that most of the homes are architect-designed even though only a few names are known, and they follow a variety of architectural designs that were popular at the time they were built.[2] The John N. and Mary L. (Rankin) Irwin House (1856) and the C. R. Joy House (1897) are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ a b c Patricia A. Eckhardt. "The Park Place-Grand Avenue Residential District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-12-11. with photos
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". City of Keokuk. Retrieved 2011-05-19.