Elegance comes alive for you nestled in the
bluffs of Historic Dubuque. The Hancock
House, listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, shows
Queen Ann architecture at it's
Built in 1891 by
Charles T. Hancock.
The third son of John T. Hancock, Charles
succeeded his father as head of the
Midwest's largest wholesale grocer and
distributor, the profitable JOHN T. HANCOCK
& SONS. A business leader in his community,
Charles was active socially as a member of
the board of trustees in the local Methodist
Church and succeeded his father on the board
of Dubuque's beautiful Linwood Cemetery. He
was later active in racing at Nutwood Park
and he was elected chairperson for the Iowa
Republican Central Committee in 1898.
Today Charles is best known for this
beautiful home still bearing his name.
Within you will find several antiques which
were in his own possession over one hundred
years ago, including the
fireplace and a bicycle bearing the
name of the company he owned and operated.
Some gifts and mementos are displayed in an
antique humidor once used for retail tobacco
sales by Hancock & Sons company. Take your
time and browse around the house enjoying
the antiques, The Huntleys will gladly take
the time to answer any questions you might
1105 Grove Terrace
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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