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Plymouth Place’s location has a rich history. It sits on a site that was once used for an amusement park as well as the Iowa State Fair. King-Croft was designed by Mrs. King and constructed in 1902, one of the first homes built in the new subdivision. It was a grand home, with seven bedrooms, many fireplaces and a ballroom on the third floor. Mrs. King was unhappy with the look of trees planted in perfect rows, so she went outside and threw seeds up in the air. Trees were planted where they landed so it looked more natural. Some of these trees are still alive and well today, and great pains have been taken to preserve the ones left. The King’s only child, Edith, married and lived there with her husband, Dr. W. W. Pearson.
Upon Edith’s passing, the Plymouth Congregational Church bought the home in 1965 and set out to build a home for well seniors. Everything about the building was ground-breaking, including the $2.8 million in government funding, its purpose, size, design, and construction methods were all unheard of at the time. Plymouth Place opened its doors in 1968 and was fully occupied within the year.
Renovations in the 1980s stripped much of the mid-century character and charm of Plymouth Place. In 2015 an extensive historical renovation brought back much of the original charm, while adding modern conveniences like central air and larger apartments. Plymouth Place is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our studio offers 315 sq. ft. of everything you need and nothing you don’t. There’s plenty of room for your furniture, but not too much to clean or fuss over. The floor-to-ceiling windows add natural light and visual space, while the open concept gives the feeling of more physical space. As with all of our apartments, a storage unit is available.
Our studio with den is 448 sq. ft. of micro living at its best. Each apartment has amazing floor to ceiling windows that accentuate a stunning view from your balcony. This unit features a small, but fully appointed kitchen and ample living space. Need extra storage? No worries, an extra storage unit is available at no cost.
Both accessible and traditional floor plans are available in a one-bedroom. Both styles offer a unique floor plan with plentiful storage and large, open rooms. The kitchen is small, but open and has all appliances provided. There is a lot of natural light from the two sets of full-length windows. You can take in the stunning skyline views from your balcony as well.
Weather it is grabbing a cup of joe in the morning or attending an exercise class, Plymouth Place is genuinely a community. Don’t miss out on our monthly activities or start a small group among yourselves.
Plymouth Place community amenities include elevator, fitness center, community computer space, several gathering places to share with friends and family, a lending library, a community piano, and several outdoor spaces for relaxing or gathering together. We encourage the community spaces be used as an extension to your homes.
We have garages.