Historic Burlington Home Re-emerges from the Undergrowth

Volunteers clean up around Warren-Nassau house

Posted by CC on June 7th, 2008 12:09 pm

On Thursday, volunteers from the Heritage Trust, the DPI Design Committee and Keep Burlington Beautiful began cleaning up excessive vegetation around the National Register-listed Warren-Nassau House in Burlington. The Italianate house was built in 1847 by Fitz Henry Warren, a member of the Whig party, the first assistant postmaster general, and a major-general in the Union Army during the Civil War. It replaced the first brick building in Iowa, which had been built by Judge David Rorer a decade earlier. The Warren-Nassau House is currently owned by the Southeastern Community College, and may be sold for use by the community.

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