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Wyatt Earp (van Spanckeron) House

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van Spanckeron
1849. 507 Franklin St.

The Wyatt Earp house, the lawman's boyhood home, is composed of a pair of two-story brick houses with gable roofs. The side-by-side houses are quite plain; the brick walls (now painted white) are broken by rows of double-hung small-light windows. The Earp house is now part of Pella's adjoining Historical Village Museum. Among the buildings either moved to the site or recently built are a mid-nineteenth-century split-log cabin, the gambrel-roofed Beason Blommers Grist Mill, and a replica of Pella's first church, built by Peter Scholte. One of the reconstructed buildings within the Historic Village is the 1848 Roelofsz (Vierson) house. This is a rather plain two-story brick dwelling, with wings to each side. It was reconstructed in 1975–1976.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Wyatt Earp (van Spanckeron) House", [Pella, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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