In 1856, a local brick manufacturer, Nicholas Oakes, completed the building of this house at 1142 East Court Street in Iowa City. Since then, each owner of “1142” has both nurtured and been nurtured by this significant and beautiful home
Noted regional artist, Grant Wood, internationally celebrated for his “American Gothic,” lived, worked and entertained an extensive array of fellow artists and writers while living at “1142.”
Pioneering physician, Pauline Moore raised her family in “1142,” distinguishing herself as a leading family physician.
Current owner, distinguished attorney, James P. Hayes has meticulously and graciously restored the home, enriching the interiors with original art and noteworthy antiques.