The Farm House (Knapp–Wilson House)

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The Farm House (Knapp-Wilson House)
The Farm House (Knapp-Wilson House).jpg
The Farm House in the early twentieth century
The Farm House (Knapp–Wilson House) is located in Iowa
The Farm House (Knapp–Wilson House)
Location Ames, Iowa
Coordinates 42°1′48″N 93°38′32″W / 42.03000°N 93.64222°W / 42.03000; -93.64222Coordinates: 42°1′48″N 93°38′32″W / 42.03000°N 93.64222°W / 42.03000; -93.64222
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1861
Architect Milens Burt
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000339
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL July 19, 1964[2]

The Farm House (Knapp–Wilson House) is a site significant for its association with agriculturist and teacher Seaman A. Knapp and with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson. It is now located within, and is the oldest building upon, the campus of Iowa State University.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "The Farm House (Knapp-Wilson House)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  3. ^ Blanche Higgins Schroer and Ray H. Mattison (May 1975) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Farm House / The Knapp-Wilson House, National Park Service. Accompanying 8 photos, exterior and interior, from c. 1870, 1908, 1963, and 1975.