Butterworth Center & Deere Wiman House

1105 8th Street, Moline IL 61265 | 309.743.2700
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The Butterworth Center and the Deere-Wiman home are historic homes that were once owned by descendants of John Deere. John Deere’s son, Charles, built the Deere-Wiman house for his family in 1872. It was home to four generations of Deere descendants and offers a glimpse into Victorian family life. The home includes an elevator believed to be from the 1890s, a Kimball pipe organ, and a multi-nozzle spa shower reminiscent of those found at healing hot springs. Charles built the Butterworth Center, just a block away, in 1892 as a wedding present for his daughter. It contains a pipe organ by Bennett Organ Company and a library with one of only six known Venetian ceiling paintings in the U.S. today. Both properties contain extensive formal gardens perfect for a stroll. Tours of the houses are available by appointment.

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