This alley house, whose front house was never built or demolished at the corner of Keokuk and Virginia, is far older than 1895, which is when the City says it was built. You can tell because the brick doesn’t match. I suspect the 1870s, and the 1895 refers to when this building was altered along Keokuk. What an intriguing house.
It clearly once had a wooden front porch, and even a large wing out the back.