John W. Ballard House facts for kids
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John W. Ballard House
|Location||205 W. 16th St.
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference No.||83002398|
|Added to NRHP||July 7, 1983|
John W. Ballard began living here in 1884, so he was probably not the person who had the house built. Ballard and his cousin, E.S. Ballord were partners in a pharmacy named E.S. Ballord & Co. In 1903 E.S. retired and John Ballard and his son continued the business as Ballard Drug & Dental Co.
Built in 1871, the home is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Davenport's upper Main Street area—if not the oldest. A Victorian Greek Revival design with turn-of-the-century neoclassical modifications, the house was reportedly "the most commanding structure in the neighborhood" at the time of construction. The main façade of the house faces a large yard to the south. It originally featured a single-story projecting window bay beside the main entrance. Sometime between 1892 and 1910 a two-story semi-circular bay and a porch that followed the bay was added. The two-story house is composed of brick and sits on a stone foundation. The addition is composed of wood construction.
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