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 A nearly 100-year old home located at 715 W. Park Road in Iowa City has been nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination will be reviewed by the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Emma Harvat Hall in City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street. Historic Preservation Commission Meetings are open to the public.

The HPC will then forward its comments and recommendation to the State Historic Preservation Office for a state-wide review scheduled Oct. 14.

Known as the Dr. Albert Henry Byfield House, the single-family home was first owned by Dr. Byfield, the founding Department Chair of the Pediatrics Department in the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Completed in 1917, the house was built on the southeast corner of the intersection of West Park Road and Lexington Avenue in the Manville Heights neighborhood. The house blends Tudor Revival and Craftsman-style elements and materials in the tradition of late 19th and early 20th century English Arts-and-Crafts residences.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources.

For more information, contact Jessica Bristow,City of Iowa City Historic Preservationist, at 319-356-5243 or Jessica-bristow@iowa-city.org. Additional information on the National Register of Historic Places is available at www.nps.gov/nr/.

Date of publication

Wednesday, September 07, 2016