Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

Iowa

>

Bloomfield vicinity

>

Henry L. Russell House, Route 6, West Grove Township, Bloomfield, Davis County, IA



See 36 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB409272
General View, Southeast Elevation

HB409273
Southeast Front

HB409274
Southwest Sides

HB409275
Northeast Sides

HB409276
Northwest Sides

HB409277
East Interior Staircase


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
West Grove Township, Bloomfield vicinity, IA

Find maps of Bloomfield, IA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-137
Building/structure dates: 1859 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Significance: The Henry L. Russell House is one of a handful of octagon houses remaining in Iowa. Built in 1859 of brick manufactured at the site, the house was Russell's adaptation of octagon forms promoted during the 1840's and 1850's by Orson Squire Fowler. The house incorporates details from the Greek Revival, and a plan nearly identical to one published by Fowler in 1854. Henry Russell came to Davis County from Ohio in 1854, and purchased this property two years later. A farmer and stockraiser, Russell specialized in breeding Spanish Merino sheep, a business that was continued, for several decades after his death in 1894, by a daughter and son-in-law.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Russell, Henry L.
Fowler, Orson Squire


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
2. SOUTHEAST FRONT
3. SOUTHWEST SIDES
4. NORTHEAST SIDES
5. NORTHWEST SIDES
6. EAST INTERIOR STAIRCASE


Back to Bloomfield vicinity, Iowa