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Carl and Ulrika Dalander Cassel House

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Area  Less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  82002609
Added to NRHP  8 September 1994
Built  1862
Opened  1862
Carl and Ulrika Dalander Cassel House
Location  415 W. 2nd St. Madrid, Iowa
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture
Similar  Boone County Historical, Ericson Public Library, Kate Shelley High Brid

The Carl and Ulrika Dalander Cassel House is a historic residence located in Madrid, Iowa, United States. This Greek Revival structure is believed to be the oldest frame house in town. Built in 1862, it is associated with Swedish settlement in Iowa. Carl Cassel came with his father and the first group of immigrants to the Iowa Territory in 1845. They settled in a place they called New Sweden. Anna Dalander led another group of immigrants the following year and intended to settle in the same place, but they took the wrong river and ended up in Boone County. They named their settlement Swede Point, which was later renamed Madrid. Cassel married Dalander's daughter Ulrika in 1848. He and his brothers-in-law operated a grist mill. He also farmed and was involved in local politics. This house was located on the edge of his farm and the town. Cassel probably lived here until his death in 1902. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.


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