It is an elegant home. Built in 1872, Deere-Wiman House in
Moline is especially beautiful during the Christmas Season.
It is the home where John Deere's youngest son Charles, his
wife Mary, and their two daughters lived .
This time of year, the home is decorated with a twelve foot
Christmas tree in the living room. The tree is decorated with many handmade,
Gretchen Small is the Program Directo. She says the woodwork
adds a warmth and charm to the living room.
In the dining room, a table setting for six. A Victorian
Christmas dinner was a multi course meal, including plumb pudding and mince meat
The Deere's often entertained, and during the holidays,
special guests and friends were invited to the home for dinner.
The home is fifteen thousand square feet. It sits on several
John Deere's descendants lived at Deere-Wiman House from 1872
William Wiman married Charles Deere's oldest daughter,
Anna. The Wimans also lived there.
The house has seventeen rooms, not including the ten
Tours of the home are by appointment. Non-profit
organizations also conduct meetings at the house.
The Deere-Wiman House. One of the area's crown jewels.
805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803