This three bedroom home, situated in the small town of Jefferson, Iowa, is the birthplace and childhood home of distinguished pollster, George H. Gallup. The home is located just 45 minutes from Ames, IA – home of Iowa State University, 90 minutes from Des Moines, and walking-distance to downtown Jefferson – a true small town in America’s Heartland. The home has been recently renovated, the kitchen and bathrooms have been completely updated with modern and high-end fixtures and appliances, and the bedrooms and living rooms are fully furnished, making it perfect for a family vacation, a short- or long-term rental, and corporate or social events. Its unique octagonal shape, original quarter-sawn oak woodwork, studio furniture, and “secret” back staircase add to the site's special interest.
A Place to Gather: The Gallup House is the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. George Gallup, the pioneer of public opinion polling. Located in Jefferson, Iowa, the house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, also has a unique octagon shape, hilltop location, and quiet residential setting, all of which make it a perfect place to gather. Stay over-night. Plan a retreat. Take a vacation. Hold a meeting, conference, or reception. Visit the heartland, Refresh the spirit. Enjoy the Gallup House experience.
Jefferson is a small, progressive town of 4,500 located in Central Iowa. It offers all the amenities that one would expect of a county seat, including a diverse set of stores, restaurants, parks and recreation facilities. It is also less than an hour from Ames (the home of Iowa State University) and Des Moines (the state capital) so it has convenient access to more conventional shopping, cultural and entertainment options. But the real reasons to visit Jefferson are that it lies at the heartland of some of the world's richest farmland and is a community of self-sufficiency and small-town values.
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