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Meigs House

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1910. 123 Morgan St.

The reference in this house—a two-story Colonial Revival dwelling in stone, with a shed roof carried across the lower floor above the first-floor windows—is to the Pennsylvania Colonial. There is an entrance porch with a wide pediment and Doric columns, and a large screened living porch to the side. The house was built by the federal government as the official residence for Montgomery Meigs, the engineer-in-charge of the lock and drydock on the river immediately below this site.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Meigs House", [Keokuk, 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, 111-112.

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