You are here

Butterworth Tavern

-A A +A
1852. .5 miles north of Andrew on route 62
  • Butterworth Tavern (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This building could easily be exchanged with scores of handsome stone or brick Greek Revival houses one can find in upstate New York and on into the Ohio River valley. The tavern is a two-story, gable-roofed structure, with balanced pairs of windows on each side of the entrance. The entrance itself is deeply sunk into the exposed limestone walls, its sides reading as pilasters supporting an entablature and cornice. The recessed front door is accompanied by side lights and a horizontal transom. The house exhibits an appropriately wide entablature below the cornice of the main roof. Each end gable has a pair of chimneys. The building was occupied for some time by Ansel Briggs, Iowa's first elected governor.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Butterworth Tavern", [Maquoketa, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,