Lafayette Lamb House

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Lafayette Lamb House

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Lafayette Lamb House (YWCA/Gateway YWCA), 317 7th Avenue South; 1877, rebuilt 1906; W. W. Sanborn, Architect, of Clinton; J. C. Clausen, Superintendent of Construction.Built in 1877 with red brick, mansard rood, and turreted tower, the wood stud-framed building was rebuilt in 1906. The original brick veneer was removed and the gray cement brick of the Iowa Granite Brick company installed. The roof was rebuilt as a flat roof and the tower was removed. Built as the mansion of a lumber baron, the house was donated to the YWCA in 1920. Subsequently, many alterations were made and additions built.The Lafayette Lamb mansion, as originally built, was of Second Empire Style but the 1906 "modernization' resulted in a building that more closely resembles Georgian Revival Style. The sheer bulk of such a large, brick veneer building, combined with its association with the Lamb and Carpenter families, contribute to the significance of the building. The building has been approved on the state level for National Register status.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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