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Alvord I. Smith House is located in Iowa
Alvord I. Smith House
Location in Iowa
Alvord I. Smith House is located in the United States
Alvord I. Smith House
Location in the United States
Location 2318 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, Iowa
Area less than one acre
Built 1868
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP reference No. 83002507
Added to NRHP July 7, 1983

The Alvord I. Smith House is a historic building located in the West End of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The residence has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.


Alvord Smith was a farmer at the time he had this house built in 1868. In time he would become a general agent for the Charter Oak Life Insurance Company. Several other people owned the house after him and before Herman Steffen bought it around 1880. Steffen had retired as the manager of the St. Louis House and Saloon downtown when he bought this house.


The Alvord I. Smith House is a typical example of the simplified Italianate style house with Greek Revival elements built in mid-19th century Davenport. It features a nearly square, boxy form with a shallow hipped roof with wide eaves and a simplified cornice. The house also has cast iron lintels that are in the shape of shallow triangular pediments. A small porch frames the main entrance.

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