Renke and Wubke Renken House

401 Coates St, Parkersburg, Ia


Overview Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in March 2014




The Renken House is locally significant under criterion B because of its direct association to an early Parkersburg, Iowa businessman, R. G. Renken. R. G. Renken made significant contributions within the Community of Parkersburg. He was partially responsible for the early development and infrastructure of Parkersburg, through financial avenues that allowed the citizens and businesses of Parkersburg to progress. He also contributed through his service in city government.

Posted to the NRHP 1-15-2014


19th Century (37,781)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1884 (483)
Built during 1880s (6,483)
Butler County, Iowa (7)
Frank M. Ellis (2)
House (27,640)
Iowa (2,523)
Italianate (5,114)
Parkersburg, Iowa (3)
Queen Anne (5,131)
R.G. Renken (1)
Victorian (19,698)
William C. Boston (1)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added description, date built, link, tags & imported photo
  • March 29, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos
  • February 1, 2014: Added by Dave King