Iowa City in Johnson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Iowa Historic Site
North Presbyterian Church (Old School)
This property is listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
Erected by Office of Historic Preservation, Iowa State Historical Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Education • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 41° 39.828′ N, 91° 32.096′ W. Marker is in Iowa City, Iowa, in Johnson County. Marker is on East Market Street just west of North Clinton Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject church, just to the left of the front/south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 East Market Street, Iowa City IA 52245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First State University to Admit Women on an Equal Basis with Men (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Dental Building (about 700 feet away); In Memorium Site of World's First Educational Television Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Stone Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schaeffer Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iowa City.
Regarding Old Brick. National Register of Historic Places #73000730. Old Brick now thrives as a community center, hosting such diverse events as weddings, memorials, religious services, academic lectures, humanitarian fundraisers, and dance lessons.
Also see . . .
1. Old Brick Church. Wikipedia entry:
One of the few surviving pre-Civil War structures in Iowa City, Old Brick was built in 1856 at the site of an older Presbyterian church that had burned. Its steeple was demolished in an 1877 windstorm. It was rebuilt with a crenellated belfry, giving it a distinctive appearance. In 1974 the University of Iowa purchased the property and intended to demolish the church to make way for a parking lot, but public protest prevented the demolition.(Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. About Old Brick. Building website entry:
Erected in 1856, Old Brick is the second oldest building in Iowa City. In 1997, Old Brick's Renaissance began with repayment of a loan, a restoration grant, an architectural plan to guide restoration efforts, a session to develop a vision of Old Brick for the 21st Century, organization of a Community Advisory Council, applications for a series of restoration grants, and development of a website.(Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Old Brick 1856. Building website homepage (Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 4. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.