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“Aladdin's cave of bric-a-brac”

The Palmer Family Residence
Ranked #19 of 40 things to do in Davenport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Residence was home to B.J. and Mabel Palmer from 1912 until their deaths, Mabel in 1949 and B.J. in 1961. Their son Dave was raised in the house, and it was also home to various relatives that spent summers with "Uncle B.J." and "Aunt Mamie." The Residence was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 because of the uniqueness of the porch, a showplace of the Palmer collections. Although the house only holds a fraction of the collections once owned by the Palmers, it is still a wonderful example of the collecting mania that gripped the world travelers of that era. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TOURS.
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Like nothing you have ever seen before, the Palmer Mansion is filled with almost as many oddities as when the Palmers lived there. The house is a wonder, displaying items collected in their world travels, lots of ivory and curios. Early proponents and educators in chiropractics, the Palmer mansion is on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic. You'll see offices, the library, pipe organ, and plenty of surprises while the guide tells of the house and its former residents.

Open limited hours and by appointment. (563) 884-5714 Photos OK, no flash.

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