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Salisbury House, Des Moines

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Salisbury House in Des Moines, Iowa is a Tudor, Gothic and Carolean style manor home. It was built by cosmetic magnate Carl Weeks and his wife, Edith Van Slyke Weeks, between 1923 and 1928. Salisbury House was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, contains 42 rooms and measures just over 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2). The property is owned and operated by the Salisbury House Foundation and is open to the public for tours, public events, and private rentals.

Salisbury House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The listing covered a 9.4-acre (3.8 ha) area with two contributing buildings, one other contributing structure and one contributing site. Salisbury House is also on the List of Registered Historic Places in Iowa.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed this. Took a guided tour with very congenial, informed & generally informative docent. Small group, easy to delve into the story. Afterward you can stay and wander around the... 
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Took a guided tour with very congenial, informed & generally informative docent. Small group, easy to delve into the story. Afterward you can stay and wander around the...  more »
  • I was so excited to go back as an adult. I went on a field trip there as a kid and loved it. I do love houses with a history. This one is interesting from the different periods of architecture to the....  more
    I was so excited to go back as an adult. I went on a field trip there as a kid and loved it. I do love houses with a history. This one is interesting from the different periods of architecture to the....  more »
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  • This was a great place to visit. Loved everything about it. The art work, antiques and history was wonderful to look at. I could have spent all day looking at everything and still feel like I would have missed items. This is a treasure.
  • This is an amazing and unique place. This house was cobbled together with architectural components from Europe combined with old world craftsmanship. It's hard to imagine that it exists here in Central Iowa.

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