Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

City Park Nomination Timeline

  • July, 2018 – Park historical assessment by Leah Rogers, archeologist from Tallgrass Archeology, Iowa City
  • October, 2018 – Five additional technical assessments by Doug Steinmetz, historical architect – Bennett cabin, Clark Tower, and three stone bridges
  • 1st Q, 2019 – Historic Resources Development Program Grant to fund writing the nomination was written by Jeremy Rounds, SICOG
  • 2nd Q, 2019 – Grant reviewed and approved by State Historic Preservation Office; award announced July 1, 2019
  • 3rd-4th Q, 2019 – Research by local volunteers
  • 1st-2nd Q, 2020 – Grant written by Tallgrass Archeology with drafts reviewed locally
  • 3rd Q, 2019 – Review by SNRC – State Nomination Review Committee and National Park Service leading to approval

City Park’s Historic Features

Stone Shelters

  • Arbor — 1917
  • South — 1957
    • Maintenance Shop — 1960
  • North — 1968

Memorials

  • Delicious Apple — 1922
  • AW Crawford — 1924
  • Clark Tower — 1926

Landscape

  • Quarries – 1896
  • Roadway design — 1919

Bridges

  • Arched north roadway — 1919
  • Pedestrian — 1921
  • South roadway — 1924
  • Cutler-Donhoe — 1970

Other Structures

  • Entrance — 1914
  • Grills “ovens” — 1915
  • Bennett Cabin — 1917
  • Rock crusher — 1912
  • Stone ruins — 1877

Stone Ruins — 1877

Quarries — 1896, 1912, 1940s

Rock Crusher – 19

Park Entrance — 1914

Park “Ovens” — 1915

Stone Arbor — 1917

Bennett Cabin — 1917

Landscape Design — 1919

North Stone Bridge — 1919

Pedestrian Bridge

Delicious Apple — 1922