You are here

Julius Greef House

-A A +A
1867. 2nd St., 2 blocks west of Bridge St., just north of the railroad tracks

The general verticality of its design, plus its bracketed roof, places the Greef house within the late Italianate mode. The pair of pointed arches of the entrance porch have a Gothic ring, while the corner two-story bay on the right of the entrance seems to anticipate the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of the 1870s and later.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Julius Greef House", [Keosauqua, 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, 312-312.

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.