Historic Home in Davenport Endangered

St. Paul Lutheran Church looking to demolish house due to high renovation costs

Posted by CC on February 23rd, 2008 12:29 pm

The Quad City Times reports that St. Paul Lutheran Church is proposing to demolish a historic home in Davenport. They purchased the house a year ago with the intention to renovate it to house graduate students who work for the church. But after they began looking into renovation costs, they decided it would cost too much. The house, designed by Davenport architects Dietrich Harfst and Gustav Hanssen, was built in 1906 and combines Craftsman and Prairie School features. It sits on a wooded lot near Vander Veer Park. The Davenport Historic Preservation Commission recommended to deny the demolition permit. The decision to allow demolition now rests in the hands of the Davenport City Council.
To find out more, go to: www.qctimes.com