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Iowa City’s Oldest House saved & to serve as home for the UI nonfiction writing program
The Board of Regents approved the transfer of 0.2 acres of land from Iowa City to the University of Iowa at their July 29, 2020 meeting. After negotiations between Iowa City and the Univerisity, the Sanxay-Gilmore house at 109 E. Market will be moved to the lot across the streen and used as the new home of UI’s nonfiction writing program. The university will be responsible for all costs associated with moving the two-story Greek Revival house and renovating it for its new use. Officials said they plan to cover the massive moving and renovation expenses with a “substantial gift."
Per the agreement, UI will be responsible for maintaining and preserving the home “with sensitivity to the age, architecture, and historic nature” for at least 40 years. If UI no longer has use for the home within the 40-year period, ownership will revert to the city, according to the agreement.
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