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732 Gaines Street Davenport, IA 52802


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412 W. 6th St.  SOLD

The August Steffen Jr. Home ca 1901 “The Overview,” one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious addresses with spectacular views of the Mississippi riverfront. Many original features and updates. Updates include a new geo thermal system throughout, custom kitchen with handmade Amish cherry cabinetry and heated terrazzo floors. Recent replacement of cement porches and exterior painting. Original tile roof reset and re-laid with new felt.  Much of the first floor restored and includes original fireplaces, built ins, woodwork and stained and leaded glass windows. Second floor is gutted and ready for further renovation. Full attic and basement. Includes full sized lot across alley.

Price reduced: $339,900

Contact: Alex Wolking, Keller Williams Realty Greater Quad Cities. Cell: (309) 948-3656; alexwolking@kw.com  or www.alexwolking.com

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 History: This home was designed for August Steffen Jr by famed architect F. G. Clausen. The Steffens family was one of Davenport’s early entrepreneurial and mercantile dynasties.

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927 W 8th St

Price $92,500


MLS #: 4156043

All brick home in Gold Coast-All the modern conveniences of today with old world charm. River views in fall and winter. Private Lot. Nothing to do.

The Bindschaedel/Bloom Home c 1870 McClelland Style Davenport 2-1/2 Home

 This classic Davenport “Two and a Half” house was home to the Peter Bindschaedel family for seventy years, or half of its existence. With only six owners, it is the only home on tour that has the distinction of being owner occupied for its entire 141 years.
Peter Bindschaedel and his wife Elizabeth were German immigrants who arrived in the US in 1853. Their first home was Buffalo, New York; they moved to the growing city of Davenport in 1857.

Peter died at 79 in 1895 and Elizabeth in 1911. Their daughter Emelia, lived with them. For a time she taught school, but she retired soon after her father’s death and continued living in the home with her mother. From 1911 until her death in 1941, Emilia is listed as the only resident.

In 1942, John and Isabel Bloom, in search of a studio and space for their growing family, bought 911 W. 8th as their first Davenport home and set about renovating. In a 2001 article, Isabel recalled finding 18 layers of newspaper, likely used as insulation, under the carpeting. She also remembered that the house had been abandoned for many years when they purchased it. Although records of the day indicate otherwise, her comments might speak to the condition of the home when the Blooms purchased it.

John’s studio was on the second floor, and Isabel’s in the walkout basement where the old kitchen had been. Its large picture window, still in place today, allowed her to watch her boys at play in the front yard.   When the Blooms relocated to the Village of East Davenport, the home was owned briefly by Henry Roundcount and then by the Jones family.  That family called 927 home from 1966 until Mrs. Jones died in 2008.

The home’s style takes its name from having one basement wall above ground, and the opposite basement wall below ground, a style ideally suited for much of Davenport’s riverfront real estate and its characteristic cliffs and uneven terrain. Houses of this type can have the exposed basement wall on the long or short side, and both examples still exist in the neighborhood. This home’s basement walkout takes advantage of its longer face which maximizes the amount natural light shining into the basement area.

It is likely that the home once featured a south side porch projecting from the large first floor windows. These “cottage style” windows retain sashes that still lift completely into the second floor walls, allowing egress to the outside.



729 W. 6th St. The Francis Ochs Home c. 1875 is a rare Gold Coast example of Victorian Cottage architecture designed after the style of Andrew Jackson Downing.  This 4-bedroom, 2-bath home offers 3,150 square feet of living space on three floors. This charming residence is replete with original hardwood trim and wood filigree, three fireplaces, leaded glass, and an unusual four-turn staircase. All window treatments, mirrors and appliances stay with the home. The 80 x 150 foot lot is a gardener’s delight with raspberries and fruit trees. Detached garage.

 Price reduced: $119,000


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History: Francis Ochs was a German immigrant who was a City Assessor and founding officer of Davenport Savings Bank. This was also home to his daughter Emma until her death in 1940. It retains a remarkable amount of original detailing including painted grain trim and doors and a frescoed dining room featuring hand painted vignettes.


703 North Ripley Street


 Price $175,000

  MLS listing 4143280

 no longer available 

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406 West 8th Street

 Price $44,900 bank foreclosure

 Reduced $29,900


 MLS listing 4140710

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630 W. 6th St.


The F. G. Clausen Home c 1865 . Take a step back in time in this dramatic Gold Coast 2-Story with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car garage and 2,223 sq. ft. original details including: high ceilings, beautiful woodwork, transom windows, and pocket doors. Bright formal living room with fireplace and tall windows. Formal dining room with bay window area, detailed hardwood floors, and French doors leading to the parlor. Maid’s quarters with private stairway in kitchen. Walk-up attic and full basement. Fenced yard! New roof with architectural shingles. Home sold "strictly as-is". 

Price reduced: $99,900 no longer available 

MLS Listing # 4135749. Contact: Alex Wolking, Keller Williams Realty Greater Quad Cities. Cell: (309) 948-3656; alexwolking@kw.com  or www.alexwolking.com

 History: This McClelland- style house was home to F. G. Clausen, one of Davenport’s best known architects. Clausen, an 1869 immigrant from Germany, designed the home next door at 624 W. 6th. He and his firm went on to build some of Davenport’s best loved residential and commercial buildings including The Peterson Building (now River Music Experience), Central High School, the First Presbyterian Church as well as “The Alamo” and “The Overview” in the Gold Coast neighborhood.


606 West 8th Street

Price $124,900


or Sale by owner

Contact: Tanise Colvin  309 738-0521


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Historic home built in 1898 within the Gold Coast & Hamburg Historic District. This historic home has been updated throughout.  This six bedroom, three and a half bath home offers approximately 3,000 square feet of living space on three floors.  The home sports a master suite, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, and spacious bedrooms.  The dining room opens up to a deck that overlooks a fenced in back yard.  Definitely a must see!




629 West 6th Street

 Price $50,000  SOLD

 MLS listing 4141904

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532 West 8th Street

 Price $85,000 SOLD

 MLS listing 4141588

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522 Gaines Street

Price: $15,000 SOLD

The property is a duplex with 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom on the second floor and a studio apartment below. It is assessed for $23,000 but I will sell for $15,000. The property needs work but has been completely cleaned so its ready for renovations.
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904 W. 6th St. The historic Miriam House was built in 1900 and has served families through the years.  Over the last several years before it was closed, it had often served as a 'safe haven' home for men, women and children who needed help and support in difficult personal times.  The solidly built structure has beautiful woodwork, 8 BRs, 6 bathrooms, large kitchen w/dining room, plus offices and meeting rooms over 3 floors and a full basement.  It is truly one of a kind! 

Price reduced:  $69,900


     Contact: Jerry Ketelaar, Century 21 Cornelis-Simpson, Inc Realtors at 309-764-7413 or cell 309-236-9000 and email Jerry@Ketelaar.com.



 521 W, 6th St. SOLD

4-unit apartment building. 2- 2 bedroom units, 1-1 bedroom unit, and 1-3 room efficiency. Rental income-$1860/month. Newer hot water heat and newer boiler. Annual taxes $2900/year 

Price:  $72,000 sale  Sold

Contact: Jon Wilson 563-529-5454.



502 W. 8th St. plus 3 nearby parcels. SOLD

 The William Pohlmann Home c.1888 3 Bedroom, 2-bath home loaded with vintage charm. This private home sits high above 8th St. with easy alley access. All new heating and air conditioning, plumbing, wiring, roof with architectural shingles, and exterior and interior paint. New half round gutters to be installed and included in ask price. Many kitchen and bathroom updates including ceramic floors and tile. Hardwood floors on first floor and wood laminate on second. Wide front porch. Price also includes three parcels (G0043-16, G0043-17, G0043-18) to the west, but not immediately adjacent to the home. 

  Price:  $110,000 Sold

 Contact:  Marion Meginnis, 563-326-3290, marion_meginnis@msn.com 

History:  William Pohlmann was a tailor and a German immigrant who came to Davenport in 1858. 502 W. 8th was likely his retirement home. It was later the residence of his son William Pohlman Jr., who began his career as a junior clerk for the Citizen’s National Bank and rose to be President/Manager of The Iowa Steam Laundry.

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730 Brown St. A unique rental property. A 4-unit building, 3,696 square feet.  3 units have been completely rehabbed from the studs out—updated electrical, plumbing, furnaces, drywall, kitchens, baths, ceramic flooring, carpet, doors and windows. Renovations on 4th unit underway. Spacious attic and basement and room for additional apartment on 1st floor. Includes detached two car garage and two vacant lots immediately to the south. New Roof-no new price.

 Price: $89,900. No longer for sale

 MLS# 4133293

 Contact:  Donna Arnold, Mel Foster Company. Cell: 563-505-2258; darnold@melfosterco.com or www.DonnaArnoldSellsHomes.com. More info at: http://quadcities.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=52c0fbeb-6708-4fe7-9c85-d1db3f51b344&Report=Yes


721 W 7th St       SOLD

Price : Reduced again - $89,000   Sale pending 1/15/2012

MLS Listing # 4138260

Contact: Alex Wolking, Keller Williams Realty Greater Quad Cities. Cell: (309) 948-3656; alexwolking@kw.com  or www.alexwolking.com.

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History:  The Charles F. Klenze House c. 1868

City directories indicate that the first occupant was Charles F. Klenze who was, variously, involved in insurance and real estate and then as a Clerk for the Post Office. The house was modified in the mid-1880’s to its current Stick Style when it became the home of the Henry Asmus Runge family. H.A. Runge owned a shoe factory and served as city alderman. As alderman, he is credited with implementing detailed and open accounting of city street repair costs. His daughter Caroline married Max Petersen, one of the partners in the JHC Petersen & Sons department store, later Petersen-Von Maur.



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726 W. 6th St.  The H. H. Andresen Home. 6,624 sq feet. Gutted and renovation ready!.  Original woodwork and staircase remain. Exterior is brick with beautiful terra cotta tile decoration.  City renovation funding may be available. Statement of funds required before a tour can be arranged. 

Price reduced: $25,900 SOLD

MSL# 4133292

Contact: Donna Arnold 563-505-2258.  darnold@melfosterco.com. Info at http://www.melfosterco.com/agent/darnold/listing-detail.html?mls_number=4133292&mls_board=qc

 History: H. H. Andresen began building here in 1865.  He was a notable businessman. As those interests grew, so did his home, ending in a fine example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.



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