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Thomas Murray House
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Location 628 Kirkwood Boulevard
Davenport, Iowa
Area less than one acre
Built 1881
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Davenport MRA
NRHP reference No. 84001485
Added to NRHP July 27, 1984

The Thomas Murray House is a historic building located on the east side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

History

Thomas Murray built this house in 1881 shortly after his marriage to Eva Daniels. He had worked as a surveyor for Scott County for more than a decade. Murray was working as Davenport's City Engineer when this house was built.

Architecture

The Thomas Murray House is typical of the Italianate style houses that were being built in Davenport after the American Civil War. It forsakes the simplicity of Greek Revival decorative elements that were found in earlier Italianate houses for the verticality and millwork embellishment of the Victorian expression. The house features a square form, hipped roof with deck, roof cresting, projecting side pavilions, and a prominent bracketed wrap-around porch. The cornice has brackets and a scalloped motif that is applied to the frieze.

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