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Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Parker-Ficke House

1881-84

— Iowa Historic Site —

 
 
Parker-Ficke House Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Parker-Ficke House Marker
College Square Historic District registration form:
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Inscription.  
College Square Historic District

This property is listed in
the National Register of Historic Places

Iowa State Historical Department
Division of Historic Preservation

 
Erected by Iowa State Historical Department, Division of Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 41° 31.929′ N, 90° 34.545′ W. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West 12th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1208 N Main St, Davenport IA 52803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Soldier's Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (about 400 feet away); Calvary Baptist Church - First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Palmers (approx. ¼ mile away); B.J. Palmer House
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Palmer Family Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Argyle Flats (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original St. Ambrose College (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Regarding Parker-Ficke House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination for the district, which was listed in
The Ficke House is perhaps the finest example of Second Empire architecture in Iowa …

The building is associated with a moderately important local political leader and elected official, C.A. Ficke. As an active German-American politician, his career typified the change from Republican party to Democrat party evidenced in the German electorate between 1860 and 1885. …

Architect and contractor for the house was T. W. McClelland and Co., with the slate roof by Victor Huot. The design may possibly be credited to Benjamin W. Gartside, who was architect with the McClelland firm from 1878 until becoming vice-president in 1889.

 
Also see . . .  J. Monroe Parker–Ficke House. Wikipedia entry on the house, built by wealthy Davenport financier James Monroe
Parker-Ficke House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Parker-Ficke House Marker
Parker. (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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