Emma J. Harvat and Mary E. Stach House

Also known as: De Saint Victor House
332 E. Davenport St., Iowa City, Iowa


Historic Emma J. Harvat & Mary Stach House - Iowa City, Iowa

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The two-story wood frame house is arranged as a compact rectangular mass, with a hipped rof. The entrance is centered on the front facade with an arched porch framing an arched transom over the front door, which is flanked by sidelights. The front (south) comprises three bays with wide sash windows in a 15-over-1 pattern and a centered projecting bay window over the front door. The roof features two hipped dormers. The house is sheathed in narrow clapboards and rests on a brick foundation. An extension on the east houses a sun room.

The interior is arranged around a central stair hall, with a vestibule and entry hall between the stairs and the front door. A dining room and a kitchen are to the left of the entry, from front to back, and front and back parlors on the right, with a study or breakfast room in the middle and the sun porch off the east side of the back parlor. The sun porch was originally to be unenclosed, and the back parlor was called the "sun parlor" on the original plans, though it was located on the northeast side of the house. The upstairs features four bedrooms and a bathroom, with one designated as a sleeping porch over the present back parlor on the original plans. The attic was not finished.

The Harvat-Stach House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 2000. (Wikipedia)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 2000
Reference number
NR name
Harvat, Emma J., and Mary E. Stach House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Social History; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1918; 1919

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King