The Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum – Cedar Falls, Iowa

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The Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum – Cedar Falls, Iowa built in 1861 by A. D. Barnum, a building contractor whose local projects included the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home (later the Iowa State Normal School and now University of Northern Iowa).

The Victorian Home is a striking example of the once popular Italianate style of architecture. The walls are eighteen inches thick and the inside shutters (with vertical louvres) are original. Atop the Tuscan roof is the belvedere, a Cedar Falls landmark. The home is furnished with artifacts dating from 1880 – 1900.

The Carriage House Museum was added in 1991 and houses the Society’s library, archives and various changing exhibits. Both the Victorian Home and the Carriage House Museum are operated by the Cedar Falls Historical Society.

Location: 308 W. 3rd St.

Open Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4

Phone: (319) 266-5149

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