Harker House – Storm Lake, Iowa

Harker HouseHarker House – Storm Lake, Iowa  

This 1875 Victorian house was built at a time when a new era of prosperity had arrived in Storm Lake. Storm Lake’s Main Street is home to the Harker House. Built in 1875, the old brick mansion with its beautiful porches is a traffic-stopper. 

The furniture, almost all Victorian walnut, is original. All the photographs and clothing the family treasured through the years is on display for your enjoyment.

The house is French (Mansard) cottage style, including a flat roof and a "widow’s walk". It was built by J.M. Russell for $500. In 1945, Nora Marie Harker determined to restore her grandparent’s old home, and with the help of the best carpenters and experts she could find, Marie restored the house to it’s current elegance.

Admission – Fee is charged

Directions – turn off State Highway 7 onto Lake Avenue in Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

Hours – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, June – August (for tours), or by appointment

Phone – (712) 732-3267  

 

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