Historic Davenport house listed as endangered

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A historic house in Davenport has been deemed one of Iowa’s most endangered properties.

Ryan Rusnak, a community planner for the city, says he received confirmation this week that the Lambrite-Iles Peterson House is on a list of endangered properties compiled by Preservation Iowa. He submitted an application for the designation on behalf of the Davenport Historic Preservation Commission.

Rusnak tells the Quad-City Times (http://bit.ly/1jXvtPK ) that the designation will be a tool to raise awareness about the house’s importance.

The City Council declared the house a local landmark in July 2012. Built in 1857, it was deemed uninhabitable by the city in 2010.

The home is privately owned but local officials say it’s in disarray. A neighborhood group is trying to raise funds to document, stabilize and market the house.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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