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Jumer's Castle Lodge

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1973–1974, Don Gullickson; Jumer's Construction / Gordon Burns and Associates. 1983–1984, tower. Northeast corner Hwy. 74 and US 6 (Bettendorf)

One can't easily miss this more than seven-story version of a Bavarian half-timbered building. The earlier part of the building was a modest three-story section, but it is the gabled and mansard-roofed tower that really announces the building to motorists on the highways. One enters the lodge through a sumptuously planted forecourt, crosses a heavy timbered bridge, and eventually ends up within an appropriate banqueting hall. The rooms are decorated according to someone's idea of the bedrooms of a Bavarian house.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Jumer's Castle Lodge", [Bettendorf, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 76-76.

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