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Charles and Louise Beiderbecke made their fortune in Davenport by selling
wholesale groceries and coal in the region. By 1880 they were able to build their
dream house on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The Gold Coast area
was the first upscale development in the young city of Davenport where the new
money built their homes.
The Beiderbecke’s raised four children in this home. Even though the house is an excellent example of a stick style Victorian home it is arranged in a very livable floor plan. There is a large receiving hall with a grand staircase to a common hall upstairs.There are two parlors (a ladies parlor and a formal parlor) and a library. Breakfast is served family style in the formal dining room. The Beiderbecke’s would not have approved of the pool table in the formal parlor for our guests to use but it seems everyone enjoys it.The family had four bedrooms. These are the four rooms that are available for our guests. Each has been updated to have private baths. The Mississippi Rose room was probably the master bedroom. It has the private sitting porch with an awesome view of the Mississippi. Sitting in the evening is wonderful. Unfortunately it must be closed off during the winter.