Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Unique House Outside Pella, Iowa

I have driven by this house on US 163 numerous times, and this time I actually got the driver to pull over.It is unique in many ways, from the date of its construction spelled out in the roof to the great detailing all around.I discussed with my travel companions how there are literally thousands of anonymous, local styles across the country. The oval windows, which feature prominently in this house, also appear in other, smaller buildings near this one. Who was the builder who added these small details throughout their field of work?

This house is worth driving between Ottumwa and Des Moines.


  1. I love your blog! Have been checking it out a lot lately - so much to see. I think thisis one of the most beaustiful houses. I went to school in NE Mo and fell in love with Ottumwa. Great Blog - love it love it love it.

  2. Just ran across your blog a few minutes ago. You might like this website if you are interested in more history about this home. http://pellavictorianvilla.com/ Great pics!


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