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Home > Iowa > Davenport > Fritz Bergfeld Block, 321-323 West Second Street, Davenport, Scott County, IA



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General View Of 321-327 West Second Street
HB409472
General View Of 321-327 West Second Street
North Side
HB409473
North Side
Detail Of Cornice
HB409474
Detail Of Cornice
North Side
HB409475
North Side


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Location
321-323 West Second Street, Davenport, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-133
Significance: Built in 1878, this Italianate style commercial block is one of the better remaining examples of medium scale, Victorian commercial architecture in the downtown. Its ornamental brick work is well preserved and representative of detailing similar to other 1870's period buildings. Frtiz Bergfeld, a German immigrant to this country in the 1850's, operated a saloon and billiard hall in a portion of this building (probably the east half) from its construction in c. 1878 until the 1880's. Part of the present architectural significance of the building stems from its use for nearly 60 years as Kistenmacher Drug Store (1920-1977). Furnishings from that period are currently being salvaged and sold privately. Other occupants of the double block have included Henry Schroeder and P. Leonardy's saloon (1895-1920); Strohkarck, Stehn, and Eckermann Co., hardware store (1900-1910) ;Feeney Grocery (1920's); and Leman Furniture (c. 1930-present).

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF 321-327 WEST SECOND STREET
2. NORTH SIDE
3. DETAIL OF CORNICE
4. NORTH SIDE


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