by Elizabeth Finkelstein
I know, I know: You have ALWAYS wanted to own a historic inn. Thanks, Melanie, for sending this one my way! Located on the banks of the Des Moines River, this stunner was built by one of Keosauqua, Iowa’s founding fathers, Edwin Manning, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
100 Van Buren St, Keosauqua, IA
Own a piece of Van Buren County history. The fully operational Historic Hotel Manning is for sale. It is a 38 room hotel/motel business with fully functional kitchen in Keosauqua, Iowa. The original building was built in 1899 and is a classic example of Steamboat Gothic architecture that has stood on the banks of the Des Moines River and welcomed guests continuously since.
Full listing available at Mossy Oak Properties Boley Real Estate.
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AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”