Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Greenwood (President's House)

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Institution Name: Wartburg College
Original/Historic Place Name: Greenwood Farm
Location on Campus: 902 12th St. NW
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1871original construction Unknown
1988renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1871private residence (farm home built on a 300-acre property)
1988-present (2007)president's house

Significance: architecture, history
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Greenwood, the Wartburg College president's home, is one of Waverly's historic residences. Built in 1871, it was part of the 300-acre Greenwood Farm. Wartburg College purchased and renovated the Italianate-style Victorian home in 1986.
Architecturally, Greenwood features high ceilings, tall and narrow round-arched windows with elaborate crowns, and widely overhanging eaves with decorative brackets beneath. The house has a square form with a low pyramidal roof and a cupola. Many of the windows still have the original glass.

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