LASR.net Homepage




Menu

The Horridge House


category : Museums
The original Carpenter Gothic-style house was built around 1868 and consisted of locally produced brick. The pressed tin ceiling and walls in the kitchen are believed to have been made by the original owner or his firm. A garage was added to the sunroom to accommodate the wife's electric car. The Benton County Historical Society houses it's genealogy and history collection in the sunroom. There are displays in other areas of the house of local interest. Placed on the National Registry of Historic Districts in 2012.


Admission: Free
Address: 612 First Ave., Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: 319-560-9664
Our Email: bentoncohistorical@gmail.com
Our Website:iagenweb.org/benton/

Come visit us in Vinton, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Ray House

The Ray House is a three story Queen Anne style house built 1893-4.The entire building,including the attic, was lit by electricity. A motor pumped water from the cistern to a tank in the attic which supplied hot and cold water to all parts of the house, except the "water closets"

Vinton, IA Historic Homes

The Horridge House

The original Carpenter Gothic-style house was built around 1868 and consisted of locally produced brick. The pressed tin ceiling and walls in the kitchen are believed to have been made by the original owner or his firm. A garage was added to the sunroom to accommodate the wife'

Vinton, IA Museums

Vinton Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Vinton, IA Golf Courses

Vinton Railroad Depot

The "county seat" style brick and limestone depot was built in 1900 by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad.Later it became a part of the Rock Island system.Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and designated heritage site for Silos &

Vinton, IA Railroad History

Things to do Museums near Vinton, IA

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

This small jewel of mid-Victorian architecture, completed in 1861, is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided to...

Garnavillo Historical Museum

Historic church contains prehistoric artifacts and American Indian arrowheads from the area, along with local history informa...

Carter House Museum

View one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in Iowa, built in 1850. Exhibits include Victorian clothing and f...

Red Barn Model Railroad Museum

Operating and fixed displays of Lionel, American Flyer and Marx toy trains and trolleys dating from early 1900s. HO railroad ...

FFA Historical and Ag Museum

A visual history of our agricultural heritage and the role of small communities in rural America. Antique farm implements, to...