Alexander Brownlie House Long Grove, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Burnt Turtles
N 41° 42.019 W 090° 35.114
15T E 700927 N 4619321
Quick Description: The Alexander Brownlie House, also known as the Sod House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2020 1:28:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM13BXM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
Alexander Brownlie and his brother James settled this part of Scott County in the late 1830s. The first section of the house was completed by Alexander Brownlie in 1839 on a foundation of coursed limestone. The structure was composed of bricks made of molded clay and grass. Lathe was then attached to the bricks by using square nails and it was covered with plaster. The exterior was covered with clapboard.

Plaque:
Alexander Brownlie House

A two-story sod house built by
Alexander Brownlie in 1838. The multi-
level construction is unique in sod
houses. The Brownlies were among the
original settlers of Long Grove.
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