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Salisbury House

4025 Tonawanda Drive
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50312

Salisbury House
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Salisbury House in Des Moines, Iowa is a Tudor, Gothic and Carolean style manor home. It was built by cosmetic magnate Carl Weeks and his wife, Edith Van Slyke Weeks, between 1923 and 1928.
Salisbury House was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England,[2] contains 42 rooms and measures just over 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2).

The Weeks Family amassed extensive collections of fine art, decorative art, rare books, musical instruments, historic documents, weapons and sculpture, and most of their holdings remain in Salisbury House to this day. However, in the summer of 2019, Grinnell College purchased the library of Carl and Edith Weeks and moved the collection of approximately 3,000 volumes and 2,500 historic documents to Burling Library on the Grinnell College campus.

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