John R. Mott House225 Williams Street, Postville, IA 52162 View Map
Constructed in 1867; two-story frame house; Victorian style; home of 1946 Nobel Peace Prize winner John R. Mott; once served as a hospital. In 1946, former Postville resident Dr. John Raleigh Mott (1865-1955) received the Nobel Peace Prize (with Emily Greene Balch) for founding the World Council of Churches. Hailed as an international religious leader, Dr. Mott was recognized for his service, particularly in far-reaching church and missionary movements. Dr. Mott's boyhood home at 225 Williams Street in Postville is identified with a bronze plaque and is now a private apartment building known as Mott Manor.