Pennsylvania House/Washington House

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Pennsylvania House/Washington House

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Pennsylvania House/Washington House, 2425-2433 North 2nd Street/ 121-123 25th Avenue North; c. 1855.Sited on a corner lot tight to the streets, the building is an example of vernacular design and brick construction, as well as an illustration of early building type-a hotel and tavern. The exterior brick walls have been covered over with stucco in recent years. Aluminum storm windows and gabled entry canopies are also later revisions. A large loft opening, with timber lintel, in the south end gable has been closed with brick and a small pair of windows created. The building housed a succession of hotels and boarding houses, including Nic Conrad's Pennsylvania House and, after 1874, the D. Brown Boarding House. Later, it was the Washington Boarding House. It also was used as an office building (Fidelity Life) and is an apartment building with 13 units. 

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


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