Smith Eastman Estate 710 Columbia (1872)

Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour

Smith Eastman Estate 710 Columbia (1872)

Burlington, Iowa 52601, United States

Created By: Heritage Hill Association

Point of Interest Details

Frederick Alonzo Smith - Edward Percy Eastman (Mr. Smith 1828 – 1895, an entrepreneur who opened the 1st tobacco store and began manufacturing of cigars, also dealing in all goods of that line. He was also instrumental in establishing the Burlington Pickle Factory. Mr. Eastman 1860 – 1925, together with Henry W. Chittenden operated the most extensive wholesale and manufacturing furniture establishment in the State of Iowa. He was married to Mr. Smith’s daughter.) The house was built in 1872 with the primary character of this house being Italian Villa with a very low pitch mansard roof and dormers. The tower is Italian Villa in scale rather than being the taller uniquely shaped tower that is traditional for Second Empire structures, The house is of red brick with ornamental stone lintels. The main entry is flanked by paired columns and the roof is metal.A permastone addition was added in the 1950’s to the front of the building with a low sloping roof and carport to accommodate a funeral facility. The house was later converted back to a large single family home. There is a 1 ½ story brick carriage house to the southeast of the existing house featuring a metal hip roof with numerous dormers, jack arches, and a loft door. The carriage house also had a greenhouse on the south side which served the garden in the rear. The carriage house is not part of the original contraction and was probably built by E.P. Eastman circa 1900. Dating back to as early as 1886 was a wood frame kitchen, which had a stable attached to the east end

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