This house in Eldon, Iowa was Grant Wood's inspiration for the backdrop of his iconic painting American Gothic. The models for the farmer and his daughter were Wood's dentist and sister. The painting is currently in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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The house is also known as the Dibble House after Charles Dibble who built it in 1881. It's an example of the Carpenter Gothic architectural style, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.