The Mathias Ham House is a 19th-century house in Dubuque, Iowa that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at the intersection of Shiras and Lincoln Ave in Dubuque. The house was built for local businessman and lead miner Mathias Ham in 1856. The architect was John Francis Rague, who had designed the original capitol buildings of Illinois at Springfield and Iowa at Iowa City. He designed the house in the Italian Villa style.
This is actually one of the smallest and most modest homes along that near-legendary boulevard of Victorian houses – but unlike most of the others, this one has no trees in front of it! Description from I searched for this on