1898 – Keokuk, IA

Added to OHD on 3/24/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   19 Comments
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11 Park Pl, Keokuk, IA 52632

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  • $154,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4451 Sq Ft
  • 0.64 Ac.
Beautiful two story home on Keokuk's historical Grand Avenue with excellent views of the Mississippi River and the Lock & Dam. The turn of the century (circa 1900) home is very spacious with over 4400 sq. ft of living space and includes 5 BDRS, 4 baths, fenced back yard and a sitting porch to view the river activity. With the pocket doors and original woodwork it retains many features not found in today's homes. Nice butler's pantry with main floor laundry a plus. Very exquisite and unique hardwood floors through out with oak, mahogany, pine and cherry woods present along with three very ornate fireplaces. Home Warranty Plan included for the new owners. Step back in time to look at this solid well located home and watch the river go by!
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Paul Westermeyer, Sutlive Real Estate
(319) 524-8833
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19 Comments on 1898 – Keokuk, IA

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  1. Denise Notz says: 3 comments

    Those wooden floors are beyond beautiful!!!

  2. Linda R says: 213 comments

    Lovely home with out any of the usual issues; ugly carpet, wallpaper and painted wood work. Thanks to the owners for preserving this beauty.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3512 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    “sigh” I love Iowa. This is close to dream-home stuff here.

  4. Tommy Q says: 462 comments

    This house knocks me out. Question: Is that aluminum siding? And did this house once have a large wraparound porch? Something seems unfinished about the main entrance. But boy howdy, this one check all the boxes including big water on the back lot line.

    • Coqu says: 259 comments

      This residence is formally 525 Grand Ave. The historic document also listed build date of 1894. It’s archived so I can’t post the link so copied+pasted below (with spelling or Internet auto-type errors):

      James Cox Davis – “To the manor bom [sic born],” Davis grew up in his father’s octagon house at 2nd and High, then lived in his father-in-law’s immense house at 616 High Street, so he determined to have a quality home of his own at 525 Grand. After serving as Keokuk’s mayor, he accepted a position in Des Moines as counsel for the Northwestern Railroad, which eventually led to his service in Washington as Director General of the Federal Railroad Administration in the 1920’s. The house became home to Ben and Sally Taber, pillars of Keokuk Society for over 50 years. The house suffered a flue fire in 1923, loosing [sic losing] its Queen Anne pinnacle”

      Also, I’m almost positive that is vinyl siding.

    • Rachel says: 18 comments

      I’ve been in this house. If I remember correctly there once was a fire on the top floor which caused the loss of the turret.

  5. Randy C says: 446 comments

    I don’t know if it originally had one, but I agree, it needs a wrap around porch. The floors are something else and appear to be in great condition too!

  6. Mark S says: 16 comments

    All That Beautiful Home for 154 Grand with those spectacular FLOOR’S !! And in Move in condition ! Amazing !

  7. Sandra Lee says: 194 comments

    Beautiful house! Lovingly maintained! Just great!

  8. Megan says: 2 comments

    The tracks are down over the bluff.

  9. Charlotte says: 1 comments

    Gorgeous home and I don’t care if the railroad tracks are over the bluff, lol ?

  10. Deb says: 1 comments

    Is this house in danger of flooding? They predict a higher than normal future flooding. It is a beautiful home.

  11. JimHJimH says: 5158 comments
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    Although lovely as is, the fine location with a large lot and great views, together with a reasonable price, might inspire someone to employ Victorian magic to bring back the original look of the exterior. Surely a restored tower, period siding and authentic detailing wouldn’t hurt this grand home.

  12. Melody says: 11 comments

    Swoon! Just…. Sigh, swoon, sigh…. OMG

  13. Mickie Perian says: 2 comments

    Those floors would cost a fortune to duplicate today and the back yard view in wonderful. Only concern I would have is if it’s in the flood plain.

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