Keokuk National Cemetery

1701 J St., Keokuk, Iowa


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The Keokuk National Cemetery Lodge was constructed in 1870 following standard plans supplied by General Montgomery C. Meigs of the Quartermaster Corps. This was the standard design for all national cemetery lodges during the late nineteenth century. Of those constructed, over two dozen are known to survive. In 1927 a hot water heating system was installed. In 1931 the present kitchen replaced an earlier kitchen and the stairway was reconstructed in a new configuration. In the 1960's the lodge was renovated with new interior finishes, a new roof, aluminum combination sash, and enclosure of the front porch. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1997
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Architecture; Military
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 2
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger