c. 1900 Queen Anne – Davenport, IA – $355,000

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Added to OHD on 6/12/18 - Last OHD Update: 8/17/18 - 20 Comments
901 Mississippi Ave, Davenport, IA 52803

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This is one of the Magnificent Mansions of early Davenport & commands spectacular views of the Mighty Mississippi from numerous rooms and the veranda. The dining room is right out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel with walnut paneling, fireplace, leaded & stained glass china cabinets. The home features 3 floors of finish with an updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, handcrafted oak trim, cove moldings, wainscoting, walnut paneling, leaded & stained glass windows, doors & china cabinets & a porte cochere. What a terrific location just minutes from Interstates, shopping, the river Pathway and a few blocks from the Village of East Davenport with great restaurants, cute boutiques, dry cleaning, a number of great venues and wonderful Lindsay Park. Roof and gutters replaced in 2014.
Contact Details
Marybeth Chupka, Ruhl & Ruhl
(563) 529-2766 / (563) 441-5000
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20 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Davenport, IA – $355,000

  1. Scott Cunningham says: 370 comments

    Wow!! Another gorgeous Davenport home!!!

  2. lueyfufulueyfufu says: 4 comments

    Those doors! Those windows! Those floors! I love it!

  3. ColinBoss says: 2 comments

    Wow. What a stunner. Lovely woodwork with traces of Prairie / FLW design in the sitting room fireplace and door casings; then Art Nouveau / Rennie McIntosh style in the dining room fireplace and all this combined with a great view of the river.

  4. Randy C says: 339 comments

    Absolutely beautiful home. Love all the natural woodwork and floors. Lots of pride going on here.

  5. evelynwalkerevelynwalker says: 31 comments
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    Wow! Adding this one to my Favorites List!

  6. Clund says: 97 comments

    I’m not normally a huge fan of Queen Anne’s but this house is just incredible. The only thing I’d change is to get rid of the carpet on the second (and third?) floors, and maybe add a bit more color to the exterior. Just some accent colors, nothing to bold. What is there is so muted it doesn’t make the details pop. I love the mix of styles in the interior. It keeps the house from becoming excessively ornate. It allows me to appreciate details without sensory overload. Which is the main reason I don’t favor Queen Anne’s, they tend to be to much for me. The yard is beautiful and I could see spending a lot of time on that fabulous porch enjoying the view.

    • StevenF says: 454 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      I’m with you…normally not a fan of Queen Anne’s, but this one is spacious and simple, in the context of the era. I really like the scale and relatively restrained word work.

  7. JimHJimH says: 3433 comments
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    The home of lumberman Jules Joseph DeLescaille (1851-1902), his wife Harriet Marie Shaw, and their 4 children. Jules worked for his Belgian father as a clockmaker before entering the lumber business. He made his fortune in Minnesota before they moved back to Iowa and into their new home in 1898. Hattie lived in the house until her passing in 1930.

  8. RossRoss says: 2249 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Everything I see can be summed up in one word: Yummy.

  9. ddbacker says: 286 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Now if you could just get the neighbors to cut down a couple of their trees, you would have a much better river view. Would that be too much to ask? Yes, I suppose it would.

  10. RosewaterRosewater says: 3761 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Thank You S_Owen for posting this thrilling home in last week’s share!

  11. Bethany otto says: 2184 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    The dining room is my favorite! Unique and elegant.

    • kmmoore says: 217 comments
      Weatherford , TX

      I’m dying over that living room. The wallpaper is divinely interesting.

  12. Cathy F. says: 2 comments

    Yowza!!! I’d sit on that front porch all. day. long! A very gorgeous home.

  13. Sean Lowry says: 31 comments

    This is the most beautiful home I have yet to see on Old House Dreams! Just takes my breath away!

    • Kristine Casper says: 10 comments

      I agree, if only I won the lotto.
      Absolutely love this house. I think a bit of color on the outside, would make it match more of the inside. Wow

      • MichaelMichael says: 1022 comments

        I agree about the colors on the outside. It does seem to be wanting a bit of color to highlight the great details on the exterior.

  14. TXJewelTXJewel says: 229 comments
    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    Not a big fan of the kitchen, but the rest is divine! And that neighborhood and that view! Going in my favorites pronto! I can’t believe that this beauty is not priced higher.

  15. KarenZ says: 687 comments
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  16. Amy P. says: 164 comments

    What a beautiful home with a stunning view!

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