Obadiah H. Schenck House 621 N. 5th (1850)

Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour

Obadiah H. Schenck House 621 N. 5th (1850)

Burlington, Iowa 52601, United States

Created By: Heritage Hill Association

Point of Interest Details

Obadiah Schenk, along with Lewis Dalhoff, were partners in the pork packing business. This two-story brick home is an example of an early Italian style with a hip roof, paired eave brackets, off-center doorway and stone lintels. The classic doorway with transom and sidelights is covered by a curved top canopy supported by curved brackets. On the South side or pair of arched doorways in the center of the home which leads to the side yard. An attic dormer has been added to the north side as well as a chimney. Stone steps lead from the East entry to the yard. On the northeast corner, a second set of stone steps leads from the yard through the limestone retaining wall to the sidewalk. Originally built as a private home, it was used for a time as rector of the Episcopal Church next door.

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


 

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