John S. Schramm House 616 Columbia (1850)

Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour

John S. Schramm House 616 Columbia (1850)

Burlington, Iowa 52601, United States

Created By: Heritage Hill Association

Point of Interest Details

.S. Schramm moved to Burlington in 1842, initially working as a printer for the Gazette and then for Edwards at the Hawk-Eye. In 1844, he started in the grocery business and manufactured vinegar, the first in Burlington. In 1853, he shifted exclusively to the dry goods business with brother Charles F. Schramm. Schramm built Mozart Hall at Main and Columbia in 1856 (later bought by the county for the courthouse). He then moved to 212 Jefferson in 1858 after C.F. Schramm retired from the business. His stock occupied both the first and second story in 1875. He was a director of the German-American Savings Bank when it formed in 1874, and he served as president from 1877 to 1886. It is now a Bed and Breakfast with 4 guest beds.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to