Overview map of the two locations and historic districts
Analysis of the original neighbor hood of the Houser-Metzger House
Analysis of the new location neighborhood
Houser-Metzger House exterior photos
Houser-Metzger House interior first floor photos
Houser-Metzger House interior second floor photos
Analysis of the siting of the original and new houses on the site
National Register of Historic Places Eligibility
The Houser-Metzger house had been inventoried for the State and determined to be individually eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. In the original location on Iowa Avenue, it was not protected by a Historic District and was sold and would be demolished for new development. If it could be considered National Register eligible even after it was moved to the new location, it would be protected from future development as a contributing structure in the College Green Historic District.
We compiled supporting documentation for the State Historic Preservation Office to rule on whether it was considered eligible after relocation. On March 11, they contacted us to tell us it would still be eligible. After it is moved we will submit documentation to amend the District by including the house. Some of the documentation is shown.
P.O. Box 2001
Iowa City, IA 52244