[Model electric home, Dubuque, Iowa]



[Model electric home, Dubuque, Iowa]


Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937


This image shows the front and south side of a stone, two story home designed in the English cottage style. Dark, stained shingles resemble a thatched roof. A large covered entry way frames the double doors on the south side of the structure. A smaller arched entry is visible around the front door. Awnings cover most windows, and a wide chimney on the front side of the home extends above the roof. A pergola is visible in the rear yard. Sidewalks extend away from the front door, and also from the side door to the street. According to the Encyclopedia Dubuque, the architectural design was copied from an original photograph taken at Wolver Hampton, England. Nine different types of stone were used in the structure. The home was renovated in 2009, and a commemorative plaque was installed in front of the residence. It reads in part: “Model electric home erected in 1924 by John G. Kuehnle to demonstrate the possibilities of modern scientific planning and building methods.” Mr. Kuehnle was the owner of the Dubuque Electric Company. The number 1269 is written on a label that has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.


Model houses
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
Herman J. Loemker Collection
Lantern slides


The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass lantern slide scanned in 16 - bit grey scale at 1200 ppi.


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Herman J. Loemker Collection


Still image




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This record is part of the Herman J. Loemker Collection held by The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.


Northwest corner, Kirkwood and Alta Vista Streets, Dubuque, Iowa


Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937, “[Model electric home, Dubuque, Iowa],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed July 21, 2024, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5513.