This Victorian was built around 1871 by David Dubach (1826-1897) and his wife Emmaline (1828-1896). Mr Dubach was a nationally known architect who designed many notable structures throughout the Midwest. He was also a prominent businessman in Hannibal, owning several milling, lumber and brick manufacturing companies.
David and Emmaline had two children, Fredrick B. and Jeannie Mae. Jeannie Mae married Carolus M. Fette, founder of the Fette Orchard in Hannibal, and the house remained in the Dubach-Fette family for over 100 years. The current owners purchased the home in 2007 and are only the fourth owners in the history of the home.
The architecture of the house is a combination of Italianate Villa and Second Empire. It features a tower which is the essential characteristic of the Italianate Villa and a mansard roof which is typical of the Second Empire style of architecture. It has been recently renovated but remains essentially the same as it was over 130 years ago.