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JACOB RICH HOUSE. Located at 890 West Third, this home was built in 1881 by Jacob RICH. In the 1930s, the home was converted into apartments. It has since been returned to a single resident. Originally doors along this side of the house and others on the front allowed guests to leave the home onto two-story wraparound porch. This was removed in the 1950s.

The exterior has appeared in several books on Victorian architecture, including American Painted Ladiesas an example of ITALIANATE ARCHITECTURE. Inside, the home features 12-foot ceilings, five fireplaces and walnut woodwork in its thirteen rooms. Pocket doors on the main floor feature the letter "R" (for Rich) etched in the glass.



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Iowa Site Inventory Form, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Online: http://weblink.cityofdubuque.org/WebLink8/1/doc/18042/Page1.aspx