Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House

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Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House
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Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House is located in Iowa
Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House
Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House is located in the US
Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House
Location320 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa
Coordinates41°39′25.7″N 91°32′38.8″W / 41.657139°N 91.544111°W / 41.657139; -91.544111Coordinates: 41°39′25.7″N 91°32′38.8″W / 41.657139°N 91.544111°W / 41.657139; -91.544111
Arealess than one acre
Built1884
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #94001198[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 7, 1994

The Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House (also known as the Cannon-Gay House and the McCloskey House) is a historic house located at 320 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City, Iowa.

Description and history[edit]

Wilbur Cannon is a member of one of the early families who settled Johnson County. He had this two-story, brick Italianate house built in 1884 in an area west of the Iowa River known as West Lucas. It was home to farmsteads and country estates that were located within a mile or two of the downtown area. As the city expanded, it absorbed these estates and the houses, such as this one, became city residences. The house follows an asymmetrical plan and includes typical Italianate features such as its window and door treatments, the heavy cornice, and the double brackets under the eaves.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Patricia Eckhardt. "Wilbur D. and Hattie Cannon House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-21. with photo(s)