Official Residence for Iowa's governors, National Historic Landmark, and museum.
Built in 1869 by Iowa's First Millionaire, Benjamin Franklin Allen, Terrace Hill is one of Iowa's most treasured homes. After Allen suffered a reversal of fortune, he sold "the palace of the prairie" to Frederick Marion Hubbell. The property stayed in the Hubbell family for 70 years and was given by the Hubbell heirs to the State of Iowa in 1971. Since then, Iowa’s governors and their families have lived on the third floor and have graciously entertained dignitaries, school children, and visitors from all over the world.
Terrace Hill's first floor is the ideal location for your next corporate event. Rent just the Dining Room and enjoy a private dinner set on Chippendale table and chairs. Rent the entire first floor to experience the formal Drawing Room and it's iconic 250 pound Czechslovakian chandelier, the Reception room with one of Terrace Hill's two Spanish marble fireplaces, the Music Room with original Tete-A-tete love seat and Grand Piano, the Library with charcoal drawing of Jessica Penn and a signed portrait of Queen Victoria, the bright and informal Sitting Room and the hallway/ staircase featuring stained glass windows dating back to the 1880s.
Event extras can include tour of historic home.
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Terrace Hill Sitting Room
Photos published with permission of Terrace Hill